Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run & Walk

Reno, NV

About this Event

Please join the Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset and Immunize Nevada for a fun 5K & 10K at the park on Saturday, April 22, 2017 - runners and walkers are all invited. The race begins at 10am with late registration at 9am. Packet pickup will be on Friday the 21st at the Peavine Pavilion at Rancho San Rafael from 4pm to 6pm. The proceeds of the run will go to the Rotary Foundations Polio Plus Fund, the RCS Rotary Foundation Inc. and Immunize Nevada. 

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!

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.

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When & Where

Apr 22, 2017

Saturday

10:00 AM

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Reno, NV

Rancho San Rafael park

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