Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run & Walk

Reno, NV

About this Event

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Come and join us at Rancho San Rafael Park on April 23, 2016 for a fun 5K and 10K where runners and walkers are all invited.

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Come and join us at Rancho San Rafael Park on April 23, 2016 for a fun 5K and 10K where runners and walkers are all invited.

 

Over 150 people joined us at Rancho San Rafael last April to help End Polio Now!  Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Less than 370 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2014, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.

 

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.

 

Why Purple Pinkie? Every time a child is immunized, their pinkies are colored purple to show that they are safe from this crippling and deadly disease. Now with new reports of polio amongst the refugees, it continues to be of importance to help us fight.  The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.

 

Join us for a fun 5K & 10K at the park on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Race begins at 9am with late registration at 8am. Packet pickup will be on Friday the 22nd at the Peavine Pavilion at Rancho San Rafael from 2PM to 5PM.

 

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When & Where

Apr 23, 2016

Saturday

9:00 AM

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Reno, NV

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