Take Action for World Polio Day on October 24

We are so close that we are now counting down to when we will have the last case of polio.  Find out more at https://www.endpolio.org/
Did you know that you can TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT on Polio Eradication thanks to the 2-to-1 match by the Gates Foundation?  https://www.endpolio.org/donate
Looking for information on the Ride to End Polio / Tour de Tucson?  check out this  link for the latest. 

World Polio Day i October 24

World Polio Day is October 24 – we need your help to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from a devastating disease. We have made tremendous progress since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched:
  • A 99.9% reduction in cases of illness caused by wild poliovirus
  • 3 billion children immunized
  • 125 countries where polio was endemic reduced to two — Afghanistan and Pakistan — with the virus contained in just a few districts and provinces
But even just one case still represents one child’s life forever changed by polio. That’s why Rotary members must remain tenacious and keep our promise: We won’t stop until we know that no child will ever again experience the paralyzing effects of polio. Let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to make history by eradicating polio. Together, we end polio!
If you don’t know what to say to your club about Polio –  I have a great resources for you: check out the Polio Talking Points –  (click here).
What will your club be doing to celebrate?  Be sure to register your event at https://www.endpolio.org/register-your-event. Register your club’s participation in World Polio Day to show how you’re taking action to eradicate polio. The districts that have the highest percentage of registered clubs by 24 October will receive a special video message from RI President R. Gordon R. McInally.
If you are still looking for something to do? – check out the updated list of ideas on the Polio Fundraising idea page -  Also, check out Zone 29 EPN Coordinator Terry Zigler's list nicknamed "50 shades of Purple" for even more ideas.
How do you donate to End Polio?  Neither the dues you pay to Rotary nor donations made to the Annual Fund (SHARE) support polio.  Only donations ear-marked specifically for Polio goes to help.  You can make your donations at https://www.endpolio.org/donate using a credit card – donations will also count toward your next Paul Harris Fellowship when you sign in to My Rotary.  If your club collects polio donations as a group or needs to pay with a check, I’ve put instructions on our website on how to do that.

Four New Videos for 2023


Here's another great short video that introduces people to what Rotary does for Polio


Other Resources and Notes

Best place to look for updated numbers is on the polio eradication website:  www.polioeradication.org.
New location for Rotary's Polio Resources: https://www.endpolio.org/resource-center

Great videos:

I love this video that was shown to Pakistani laborers to educate them on getting their children vaccinated:

These videos were created by new generational Rotarians - great for an intro to younger people:

And another on the Rotary CDC Partnership
Are you aware of how Rotary got involved with Polio eradication?  Check out Roots of Rotary's Polio Efforts.https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/roots-rotarys-polio-efforts