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Music for Humanity -Rotary West Ottawa

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Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services

280 Beechwood Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1L 8A6

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Come join us for the 17th annual Music for Humanity concert with local musicians helping us raise money to eradicate polio.

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Our artists this year include:

1. Alexis MacIsaac and Calum Mckenzie, Cape Breton piano playing with a modern approach to Celtic fiddle;

2. Claudia Salguero, Latin American songs;

3. Nicole Wu, a 16 year old student at Earl of March High School, classical piano.

4. Tarniriik, duo of Inuit throat singers; and

5. Vijay Srivastava, popular Indian music, “Bollywood”.

The performances will be followed by a gourmet reception and a draw for a basket of fine wines (raffle tickets will be sold before the concert and at intermission).

Background: Polio (poliomyelitis) mainly affects children under 5 years of age (WHO). One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized. Cases due to wild poliovirus have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an estimated 350,000 cases per year to 33 cases in 2018. There is no cure for polio, it can only be prevented. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, can protect a child for life. Vaccine derived disease can emerge in under immunized populations when Sabin vaccine poliovirus is extensively transmitted person-to-person and reverts to neurovirulence. This has happened in one locale in the past 6 months. Our Rotary International efforts must continue. Success will mean that no child will ever again suffer the terrible effects of lifelong polio-paralysis.

All proceeds from the evening go to international polio eradication. There are no administrative fees, everything raised goes to this effort. The Bill Gates Foundation will match whatever funds we raise. Every $25 raised becomes $75 towards a better world.

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280 Beechwood Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1L 8A6

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