Sunrise Rotary participates in End Polio Now campaign

POSTED: 11/27/12 1:57 PM

GREAT BAY – The Rotary Club of Saint. Martin Sunrise joins Rotary International today to help raise awareness for polio eradication by joining the world’s biggest commercial. Members are donating their Facebook profile “this Close” picture for the day.

The Rotary asks readers in a press release to do the same. Details are on www.endpolionow.org.

The Rotary Foundation Committee organizes a fellowship fundraiser on Friday at Air Lekkerbek. The proceeds will be donated to the End Polio Now initiative.

 

“Polio is a risk to children everywhere. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is committed to fighting the disease until every child is safe. This is our chance to make history by wiping out the second largest human disease ever. Globally, we are “this close” to ending polio,” the rotary stated in a press release.

Since the global initiative began more than 25 years ago, Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by more than 99 percent worldwide. There are only three countries where the wild poliovirus has never been stopped: Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

Rotary has raised more than US$1 billion dollars and committed countless volunteer hours to fight the disease.

 

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