On October 3, Rotaries around Casper will join together to raise funds to eradicate polio by hosting the Buck Off Polio Fun Run! This event is fun for participants of all ages and physical abilities.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since the first project was initiated to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Since then, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries and has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating the disease worldwide!
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. However, Rotary recognizes that it is it is crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
The Fun Run is 2.5 miles of trails around the Three Crowns Golf Course Running Path. At 9 a.m. on the day of the race, the 2.5-mile run begins on the outer path around Three Crowns, while the Kids Color Fun Run will start at 10 a.m.
Registering is easy and only $15 if you sign up before September 30th ($20 after October 1st)! Kids can run for $5 and all monies raised will go toward eradicating polio. Each participant will receive a swag bag PLUS a 20% discount on PBR (Professional Bull Riders) event tickets for the October 9th show at the Casper Events Center with proof of paid registration. There will also be opportunities to win some awesome raffle prizes that include PBR t-shirts, hats, tickets, and more!
This year's Fun Run has been graciously sponsored by: Summit Medical Center, First State Bank, Hilltop Bank, Peterbilt of Wyoming, Albon Shaw, Western Heritage Consulting Engineering, Kingsview Wealth Management, Donells Candies, Al and Lisa Scroggins, and Crowley Fleck.
Those interested in sponsoring can participate by becoming a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Level Sponsor. See the benefits below and contact, please contact Bob Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to sponsor this year's FUN Run.
•Bronze Level - $100 (online listing; smaller print on banner at event)
•Silver Level - $250 (online listing, larger printing on banner at event; includes a
•grouped post on Facebook)
•Gold Level - $500 (Logo on banner at event; verbal recognition at event, promotional "slip" included in swag cup; invitation to and recognition at social later; individual post on Facebook; opportunity for pop-up tent to promote business at event.
We are so close in our goals to eradicate polio worldwide. Help up Buck Off Polio and register for the Fun Run today!