Rotary Walk for Polio in Barrie

On October 24th, Ian Pavlik of the Barrie Rotary Club, alongside other local Rotarians, joined together for a 5K walk along Barrie's waterfront to raise community awareness in support of World Polio Day.

By: Ian Pavlik |Nov 07, 2017

One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio.

On October 24th 2017, Rotary Clubs across the world took action against Polio in support of World Polio Day, which strives to raise awareness, funds and support to end this crippling and life-threatening infectious disease that affects many young children worldwide. 

Ian Pavlik has been an active Rotary member for over 20 years and was among roughly 85 individuals of Barrie's Rotaract Club, the Kempenfelt Rotary Club, and the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia who joined together for a 5K long walk along the Barrie waterfront to raise awareness in our community about this worthy cause.

Rotary Walk for Polio 2017

Local Rotarians within our community who joined to "End Polio Now"

Ian & Family - Rotary Walk for Polio 2017
President of Ian, with his wife Sarah, daughter Sophie, and furry friends Penny and Charlie

Rotary has been a long-time contributor and supporter in the fight against Polio, a curable disease that can be treated and eradicated through continued vaccination and diligent monitoring. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rotary Club are the biggest supporters of the cause and are part of the reason there are only a few cases of the disease left in the world! To date, Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries against Polio. 

To learn more about Rotary and the Fight Against Polio, click here

Rotary International - End Polio Now

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