Ride & Support Polio Eradication
 
 
 
The disease

Polio Patients need our support year round but, you can provide special support through the ride to end polio

Take part in the "Rotary Ride to End Polio" during this year’s El Tour De Tucson and help Eradicate Polio. Rotary devotes the money we raise to the most promising polio research and innovative methods of immunization of our time and we are always making progress.
Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5.  Most know it as poliovirus, or simply Polio.  The virus is spread person to person, typically through contaminated water. It attacks the nervous system, and in some instances, leads to paralysis and a lifetime of debilitating deformities. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners use to immunize millions of children worldwide.
 
 
 
 
 
Being Title Sponsor
Gets The Word Out
 
* Increased PolioPlus money to Eradicate Polio
* Branding- Rotary will become a Household name
* Increased membership
* Rotary Club Collaboration 
* Financial support to ensure that El Tour continues and stays the Largest PolioPlus Fundraising Platform in the World
             
 
Over 50 Rotarians 
have donated so far!!
 
Recent Donations           
$5,000
(Rotary Club of Tucson)          
$2,000
(Anonymous Rotarian)            
$1,000
(K. Russo-friend of a Rotarian)
$500
(Multiple individuals)
 
 
 
Make a difference and donate today!
 
 
 
Help us become Title Sponsor of
El Tour de Tucson 
 

To donate by check, make check payable to:

Rotary District 5500 Charitable Fund
C/O Natasha Wrae
P.O. Box 3026
Tucson, AZ 85702

 

Mike and Char Harris Founder of The Ride to End Polio

 
 
Testimonials
See what people right here in Tucson are saying about the Rotary Ride to End Polio. Watch the videos below. 
 
-Steve Kozachik - City of Tucson Council Member
 
 
-Mayor Bob Walkup
 
 

Contact Information

For all questions and various aspects of the 2019 Ride to End Polio, contact the Ride Chair Natasha Wrae Via email.
YIRnatasha@gmail.com
 
 
 
 

Top Fundraiser for 2018
Congratulations to our 2018 Ride to End Polio Top
Fundraiser For the Tucson Ride

The Rotary Foundation by Brenda Cressey, Trustee-Elect 2017-2021
The Rotary Foundation, with all its hopes and dreams, is because of each one of you.  The Foundation was the very reason why I joined and now remain a Rotarian.  In fact, the Foundation and its mission to eradicate Polio is the very reason why I joined Rotary 28 years ago.  
Today, I am extremely humbled by my appointment to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation from 2017-2021. There are 15 members, each nominated by the president-elect and then elected by the board in the year prior to taking office.  Four of the trustees are past presidents of RI.
 
Rotary District 5500 consists of 33,000 square miles, the entire area of Southern AZ south of the Phoenix metro area! 
El Tour De Tucson: Saturday Nov. 23, 2019 -TUCSON AZ