In support of an international Rotary effort to eradicate polio and encourage Central Oregonians to vaccinate their children, The Rotary Club of Greater Bend announced a local campaign last year with the goal to raise at least $15,000 to support the worldwide effort. The second Pints for Polio event is scheduled to kick-off Saturday, March 9 from 2–6pm at 14 breweries/pubs participating in downtown Bend.
Title sponsor for the event is Lewis & Clark Bank, based in
PINTS FOR POLIO
The Pints for Polio event, set for Saturday, March 9 from 2-6pm in downtown
Cost is $25 per person and all the proceeds from the event will go into the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Attendees will receive a commemorative pint glass and a punch card good for six ounce beer tastes at a variety of downtown pubs to be used on the day of the event. (See complete details of the event at the end.)
END POLIO NOW
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is committed to achieving a polio-free world. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the GPEI, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal of the initiative is the global certification of polio eradication.
Local Rotarian and business consultant Cort Vaughan, a polio survivor, is chair of the End Polio Now Rotary Club of Greater Bend campaign. “I spent four months in the hospital at the age of two recovering from Polio,” explained
Rotary Club of Greater Bend President
In the first outbreak of polio in 2012 outside of an endemic country or a country with re-established poliovirus,
2012 ended with the fewest children paralyzed by wild polio virus, in the fewest places, in history. Two hundred and eighteen wild polio cases were reported so far in 2012 – a greater than 60 percent reduction from 2011. Over the year, through the tireless dedication of the on-the-ground heroes of polio eradication, more than 2 billion doses of vaccine were distributed to 429 million children around the world.
According to the Oregon Public Health Authority immunization is the safest and most effective public health tool available for preventing disease and death.
Vaccinating our families according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended immunization schedules, not only protects our loved ones, but our entire community as well.
LOCAL VACCINATION RATE
Unvaccinated children actually threaten the rest of the population by decreasing our herd immunity. A community must be about 85 percent vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. “The vaccination rate in
Routine childhood vaccinations eradicated Polio in the
Pints for Polio Event Details
Saturday, March 9, 2013
2pm – 6pm
$25 in advance/$30 at the door
The price includes:
– Commemorative End Polio Now mug
– Map to the participating pubs
– 6 ounce specialty craft beer tastes at a dozen pubs
Check-in is at the Summit Saloon,
Boneyard beer will be served at
Broken Top Bottle Shop and Ale Café
Crux Fermentation Project
1044 NW Bond Street
GoodLife Brewing Company
70 SW Century
McMenamins Old St Francis Pub
700 NW Bond St
Old Mill Brew Werks
1033 NW Bond St
Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill
1020 NW Wall St
Silver Moon Brewing
Worthy Brewing Company
Worthy beer will be served at Summit Saloon