SUNY Oneonta to host Rotary District Conference, Walk/Run

SUNY Oneonta is hosting the 2018 Rotary District Conference May 18-20, 2018.  Mark your calendar! On Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. an “End Polio Now Walk/Run” will be held on campus to raise awareness and funds to eradicate polio. There will be a 5K and a 1-mile. We hope you will participate.

Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio go back to 1979, when they began a multi-year national immunization effort to rid the Philippines of the disease. They were successful, and that gave Rotarians confidence that polio could be eradicated. In 1985, Rotary International launched their PolioPlus initiative. With Rotarians from around the world and partners like the World Health Organization and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation the organization has made great strides in this effort. We’ve gone from nearly 350,000 cases of polio worldwide to 22 in 2017. We want of get to zero, so Rotarians have promised funding and volunteers until the fight is done.

With the End Polio Now Walk/Run, we’re raising awareness and funds for this effort.  You don’t have to be a Rotarian member to walk/run for this effort!  We hope you will register for the event because you care about the issue, want to gather with campus friends and/or just need to get your daily exercise! Free food, drink and give-a-ways!  Your contributions goes directly to polio eradication efforts.

Registration options:

Online: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=128225

‘Day of’: 7:00 to 7:45 AM

(closes midnight 19 May)

Mailed inregistrations: Post marked no later than 12 May! Forms, with a check made out to ‘Rotary District 7170’, should be mailed to: End Polio Now Run/Walk

c/o Evan Kurtz 10 Hanford Drive Dryden NY 13053

 

Please contact tracey.ranieri@oneonta.edu or call x2446 if you need additional information and/or if you would like to volunteer to help with the event!