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 – this year’s theme is “One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio”.  2020 was a year that stressed everyone, including Polio Immunizers.  But what did we find out? That the infrastructure that we (Rotary) has built for polio was able to be used to help countries support the COVID response activities.
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 – updated for 2021-22 (click here).
What will your club be doing to celebrate?  Be sure to register your event at https://www.endpolio.org/register-your-event and if you register your event before October 14th, you will be able to download the global update program a week early!
If you are still looking for something to do? – check out the updated list of ideas on the Polio Fundraising idea page - JUST UPDATED for new COVID safe activities!  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.

RI President Shekhar Mehta Speaks about World Polio Day

(You can also download this video to play at your meetings!  Click here for the link)

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