Rotary is a volunteer service organization that brings together a global network of more than 1.2 million professionals and community leaders dedicated to improving lives and bringing positive, lasting change to communities around the world. We channel our international resources into promoting peace, alleviating poverty, providing clean water and sanitation, supporting education, and growing local economies. The global eradication of polio has been Rotary’s top priority since 1985 – and to date, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent. Rotary members have contributed US$1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
Red Nose Day Fund’s support helps ensure Rotary can protect children in Africa from the paralyzing effects of polio.