Pints for Polio, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor
When: October 18-24, 2021, and a special happy hour for RCAA on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Ashley’s Restaurant, Ann Arbor, Michigan in cooperation with Dragonmead Brewery in Warren.
Ashley’s will donate $1 per pour or flight of Dragonmead sold during Oct. 18-24. Each dollar will become a donation of $4.50 with a 50% match by the Rotary Foundation and then a 200% match by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
On October 18 there will be a start of four beers from Dragonmead and a new Dragonmead beer will be added each day of the event. There will also be a “Pinot for Polio” option that week for our wine drinkers — a selection of white pinot grigio or red pinot noir will be offered.
On Sunday, October 24, World Polio Day, from 2-4pm at Ashley’s on State Street in Ann Arbor there will be a happy hour for the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and their guests. Please RSVP by filling out this form or by emailing Lori Walters firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Rotary and its partners formed the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, we have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, nearly 19 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed are walking, and more than 1.5 million people are alive who would otherwise have died. The infrastructure we helped build to end polio is also being used to treat and prevent other diseases (including COVID-19) and create lasting impact in other areas of public health.