The 8th Annual Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run was held April 22, 2017 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno.  Event Chair Courtney Pino said in a statement that the event was to most successful to date, raising over $12,000.
The 2017 event raised $12,215.00, with $3,053.84 going to Rotary International's Polio Plus initiative and a similar amount going to Immunize Nevada.  The remainder of the funds will be used throughout the year by the Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset to further its work locally.

This year marks 30 years since Rotary launched PolioPlus, its campaign to rid the world of polio.  Since 1985 Rotary and its partners have helped reduce the number of cases from 350,000 annually to fewer than 400 in 2014, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated.  Rotary has contributed more than $1.3 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children worldwide.  In addition, Rotary's advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute over $10 billion to the effort.

Immunize Nevada is a diverse coalition of individual, business and organization partners committed to improving and protecting the health of children, teens, adults & seniors in Nevada.

The Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset meets Tuesday nights at 6:00pm at the Tamarack Junction Casino, 13101 S. Virginia Street, Reno NV.  Current projects include The Northern Nevada Food Bank, Wreaths Across America, literacy projects with Smithridge Elementary School, the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and the Rotary Youth Exchange.

The 9th annual run is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018.  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.