The Rotary Club of Coudersport is joining in a worldwide recognition of World Polio Day, October 24, 2021. Billed as the “World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio” attendees of the October 23, 2023, meeting of Coudersport Rotary Club at A&W West End Grill will give a donation towards the PolioPlus efforts of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Started in 1985, Rotary’s PolioPlus program set out to eradicate polio from the planet at a time when annual cases of the disease numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Today, thanks to the efforts of Rotary and its global partners, we are on the verge of certifying the world polio free! Completion of this mission will mark only the second time in human history that a disease has been eradicated. Previously, only smallpox has been eliminated. Once complete, the annual worldwide savings in medical care is estimated at $1.5B US.