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Pink pigs on patrol in Rocklin, Loomis

Rotarians collecting money to fight polio
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Have you seen people walking around with pink pigs?

These citizens are members of the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin and each week they are asked to go about their daily lives with the pink pig to explain the Rotary International PolioPlus program, whose directive is to eliminate Polio worldwide.

If you would like to help, stop the Rotarian and put some money into the pig. The member who raises the most will win a donated Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin T-shirt.

PolioPlus is the volunteer arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. For more than 25 years, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative are recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.

There are three remaining endemic countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. There were only 224 new cases of polio reported last year. Each vaccine costs 60 cents, according to Rotary. The estimated cost to eradicate polio is $1 billion.

To learn more about Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin, visit www.rocklinloomisrotary.com.