Complete your race this week and bid on auction items by May 8!
The Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset is sponsoring a fundraiser focused on eradicating polio from the face of the earth. And we are soooo close. There are only two remaining countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where polio in the wild still exists in the wild. This exciting news pushes us to continue the campaign:  So far in 2021, there has only been one case of polio in Pakistan and one case in Afghanistan. In addition, a new polio vaccine has been released that does not give the rare risk of giving polio to the vaccinated. We are so close.

End Polio Now

The Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run has raised roughly $72,864 over the past 10 years for the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund, the RCS Rotary Foundation Inc. and Immunize Nevada. All proceeds raised for Polio Plus are matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This money directly supports immunization campaigns in developing countries where polio continues to infect and paralyze children, robbing them of their futures and compounding the hardship faced by their families. For more information about Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio, please visit

Why Purple Pinkie? Every time a child is immunized, their pinkies are colored purple to show that they are safe from this crippling and deadly disease. Now with new reports of polio amongst the refugees, it continues to be of importance to help us fight. The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.

Be a Part of Ending Polio

Register now for the Polio Purple Pinkie Run.  Anyone anywhere can participate!  How you may ask?
This year, we are holding a virtual run/walk so no matter where you are in the world, you can participate! We have 3 options this year: 1 mile, 5K or 10K walk/run.  You will have from May 1st – May 8th to complete your distance. To register, go to Once you have registered, you will receive the instructions on how to participate. Since this is not an in-person event, we are asking each of you to help spread the word after you register yourself. 
But wait…there’s more!
We have great gift baskets that will be available as a silent auction, so don't forget to place your bid! Go here to see the amazing and valuable gift baskets for you to bid upon. Each basket at the least has a $50 gift certificate included. You can’t lose (unless you don’t win the bid):
If you want to join our club’s team, we are the RCS Fun Runners!
If you have any questions, reach out to Courtney Pino [].