“Pancakes Against Polio” charity breakfast set for Mar. 10 by Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville

Bring your family and friends to the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s “Pancakes Against Polio” charity breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Mar. 10, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Brocton Central School Cafeteria, 138 West Main St., Brocton, NY 14716. All net proceeds from this Rotary Club’s final PolioPlus Challenge event will be donated to the Rotary International PolioPlus Fund to aid in polio eradication.

This casual, family friendly event features delicious pancakes (all you can eat!), real maple syrup, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea or juice. Also, there will be a silent auction.

Wayne and Karen Harrington of Harrington Farms are providing the real maple syrup. The Parkview Café in Westfield is donating the breakfast sausage. Helen Baran of Baran Vineyards is donating the grape juice. Brocton Central School District is offering the event site. Members of the Brocton Interact Club, high school students who believe in volunteer service, will assist during the breakfast. This charity event is being chaired by Westfield-Mayville Rotarian Patty Benton.

Advance tickets, which are currently on sale, must be purchased by Mar. 5. Ticket prices are as follow: Advance (by Mar. 5) Adult / $7 or At the Door Adult / $8; $5 / Child, Age 6-12; and Free / Child, Age 5 and under.   To purchase tickets, contact Janese Berkhouse, 716-397-8801 or berkhous@fairpoint.net, or any member of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club. Since there are a limited number of tickets available at the door, the public is invited to purchase tickets soon.

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville is seeking community support for this charity pancake breakfast fundraiser, as this is its final PolioPlus Challenge event. The organization needs about $700 to reach it’s$10,000 challenge goal in order to secure a matching grant of $10,000 by this spring. When the funds are donated to Rotary International, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will offer a 2:1 match.

Therefore, with help from the community, the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club hopes to raise $60,000 to aid in the fight against the crippling disease of polio. Each dose of the polio vaccine costs about sixty cents in the countries where polio is still endemic and the polio immunizations will be administered. The polio virus is currently endemic in the countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

To date in 2018, two new cases of polio have been identified. If one child remains infected with the poliovirus, then children in all countries are at risk of contracting this crippling and sometimes paralyzing disease.  When the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club’s PolioPlus Challenge is fully realized, the total number of children who will be able to receiving polio vaccinations will be 100,000!  Please help the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville “flip out” on polio by attending its “Pancakes Against Polio” event on Mar. 10. Let’s end polio now!

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *