End Polio Now 5K

On Saturday, November 5th, Cal Rotaract presents its 4th annual End Polio Now 5K!

EPN 5K welcomes everyone to walk/run in solidarity with Rotary International, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Cal Rotaract in creating a polio-free world.

All proceeds from event registration will be pooled with Cal Rotaract’s End Polio Now 5K gofundme donations, which will then in total be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation before being applied to Rotary’s vaccination administration organization: Polio Plus. ($15 becomes $45). Your monetary contribution will fund the necessary polio immunization vaccines and surveillance efforts, making a global impact and protecting children against polio forever.

=====EPN 5K REGISTRATION=====
All registrees will receive a commemorative End Polio Now wristband! Register form here: http://tinyurl.com/F16EPN5K

**Early bird registration** is $15 now until October 22 11:59pm.
-Due to shirt shipping time, only Early Bird registered individuals are guarenteed an exclusive EPN 5K 2016 shirt.

**Standard registration** is $20 from October 22-November 5

=====AGENDA=====
9AM-10AM: Check-in + Breakfast + Welcome activities
10AM-12PM: Opening Ceremony + 5K walk/run
12PM-1PM: Closing Ceremony

=====WHY?=====
Polio is an infectious, crippling and a potentially deadly disease. The virus can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord which can lead to permanent paralysis and death. Because polio spreads person-to-person, vaccination is the best way to protect oneself and prevent the disease from spreading.

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the number of polio cases has plummeted by more than 99.9% from about 350,000 cases a year to 26 confirmed as of Sept. 19, 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, experts say $1.5 billion is urgently needed. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.

Additional Links:
I) End Polio Now official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EndPolioNow/

II) Cal Rotaract EPN 5K gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/endpolionow5k

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/544222832448605/

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