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Rotary launches Summerville fundraiser to rid world of polio

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Polio Vaccine Shots 1954 From the Post and Courier archives

Rotary members in Summerville are taking action on World Polio Day, Oct. 24, to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year.

Through Dec. 18 the Rotary Club of Summerville, will offer for sale gourmet coffee and boxes of locally grown American Classic Tea.

To support the Rotary Club contact any Rotary Club of Summerville (Lunch) club member or visit their website at

All proceeds from the sale of the gourmet coffee and tea will support Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide. Visit to learn more about Rotary and the fight to eradicate polio.