Posted by Lisa Champeau on May 03, 2015

           (Honesdale, April 30, 2015)…Quench your thirst and help a good cause at the Honesdale Rotary’s “Pints for Polio” event May 21.  As a member of Rotary International, Honesdale’s club is part of a global effort to eradicate the scourge of polio through massive vaccine programs in endemic countries. Since the campaign began in the late 1980s, the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped from 350,000 to just 306 in 2014.


          “We are so close,” says Andy Lane Chapman, coordinator of the Pints for Polio event. “And every little bit counts to bring that number down to zero.”


         The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is a joint effort with the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Come help us rid the world of this devastating disease,” says Chapman. “For just $20, you can enjoy a pasta buffet and two pints of beer.”


          The May 21st event at Cordaro’s Restaurant, 186 Grandview Avenue, Honesdale, will also include a 50/50 raffle and possibly door prizes. For more information, visit Honesdale Rotary on Facebook.