Use district funds to propel Miles to End Polio across finish line

Your district could earn a visit from Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin by contributing district designated funds (DDFs) to support the Miles to End Polio fundraising goal.

On 18 November, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and nine Rotary staff members will ride in El Tour de Tucson, an annual bicycle race in Arizona, USA, to raise funds for PolioPlus. The team’s goal is $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of more than $10 million.

Last year’s team raised over $11 million, and DDF contributions from districts were a big part of that success. Rassin will visit the district that donates the most, and the top five contributing districts will be recognized onstage at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto. Rotary President Ian Riseley will visit District 6970 in the US to thank members for making the top DDF donation - $150,000 - to last year’s race.

El Tour de Tucson is one of the top cycling events in the U.S., attracting more than 9,000 cyclists every year. The Rotary team from Evanston, Illinois, will be joined by Rotary members from Arizona and around the world.

Download the Miles to End Polio DDF contribution form

Learn more about the race and meet the Rotary team