Posted on Mar 26, 2019

The evening is a 2 hour programme with 5 to 7 local performers (all volunteers). The music ranges from classical to Cape Breton fiddle. There will be a reception afterwards with cash bar. A basket of wine will be raffled ($10 ticket, 3 for $25).

Sacred Space, Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Doors open at 7 PM, the programme begins at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $25

There are no administrative fees, everything raised goes to this effort. The Government of Canada and the Bill Gates Foundation will match whatever funds we raise. Your $25 ticket becomes $75 towards a better world.

 

All proceeds from the evening go to international polio eradication.

Polio (poliomyelitis) mainly affects children under 5 years of age (WHO). One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. Cases due to wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350,000 cases per year to 33 cases in 2018. There is no cure for polio, it can only be prevented. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, can protect a child for life. Vaccine derived disease can emerge in under immunized populations when Sabin vaccine poliovirus is extensively transmitted person-to-person and reverts to neurovirulence. Our Rotary International efforts must continue. Success will mean that no child will ever again suffer the terrible effects of lifelong polio-paralysis.

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