Get Ready for World Polio Day – Join Live-streamed Global Status Update on 24 October
Dear Rotary Leaders
Where are we in the fight to end polio? What have we accomplished? Can we make history together? Find out on World Polio Day by joining a live-streamed global status update hosted by Rotary.
Please see below message from The End Polio Now Team for more details.
It only costs US60 cents to protect a child against polio for life. You too can celebrate World Polio Day by joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Your donation now works even harder with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2 to 1 match up. For more information, please visit www.endpolio.org/
Yours in Rotary
PDG Ada Cheng
District Polio Plus Subcommittee Chair
Where are we in the fight to end polio? We want you to join us for World Polio Day on October 24. How? Rotary will host a live-streamed global status update on the fight to end polio. Guests include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and Rotary members. Watch the event live and join the conversation at: http://www.endpolio.org/worldpolioday Today, the vast majority of the world is polio-free. Nearly 80 percent of all polio cases are concentrated in just one country: Pakistan. The two other remaining polio-endemic countries – Afghanistan and Nigeria – continue to show progress. Nigeria has decreased polio cases by 87 percent and Afghanistan has recorded only 10 cases of this devastating disease. Take Action:
- Let everyone know that you want to end polio with this badge of support.
- Share a photo of yourself making the “this close” gesture or tell us why you want to end polio with the #WorldPolioDay hashtag to join our gallery. View the gallery.
- Post your support on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to share.
- Download these tools and graphics.
- Watch the live global update on October 24. Add to you calendar.
Wiping a disease from the face of the earth is not easy, and the final push is the most challenging. With your support and your voice, we can end polio now.
The End Polio Now Team Thank you,