THE CAUSE

Plant plants. End polio. It’s that simple with this Rotary partnership with the internationally acclaimed Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.

25% of purchases made online or at the gardens, and designated for the Gloucester Point Rotary Charitable Foundation, will be donated to END POLIO.

Funding supports vaccines, operations, medical personnel, lab equipment and educational materials for health workers and parents.

$15 = 100 doses of polio vaccine. Sixty cents will protect a child for life. $350 = 350 vaccine carriers to keep the vaccines cool to remain effective.

Every dollar committed by Rotary to end polio will be matched two-to-one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation up to $35 million a year through 2018.

ROOT OF THE PROBLEM: Polio is an incurable but vaccine-preventable paralyzing and potentially fatal disease.

The poliovirus, when it enters the nervous system, can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours and strike people of any age, particularly children.

Less than 400 cases were confirmed around the world in 2014, thanks to the efforts of Rotary. That’s down from 1,000 cases per day in the 1980s.

Two countries have never stopped the transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Polio cases remaining today are the most difficult to prevent due to geographical isolation, conflict and cultural barriers.

Until all polio cases are eradicated, every country in the world remains at risk of an outbreak.

PURCHASE

{ Buy a plant and heal the world }

25% of purchases made with Brent and Becky's, and designated for the Gloucester Point Rotary Charitable Foundation, will be donated to END POLIO.

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