End Polio Now
World Polio Day - October 24

World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians from all over the world to come together, recognize our progress in our fight to end polio, and talk about the action we need to take in order to end polio for good.

This is a great opportunity for clubs to host their own events (virtual or otherwise). We want to see as many Rotary clubs as possible holding World Polio Day events around the world. Let us know how your club is recognizing World Polio Day. You can go to endpolio.org/world-polio-day for ideas on events and resources - and you can register your event on endpolio.org/register-your-event.

 It is crucial that we remain optimistic about the future and continue raising the funds and awareness necessary to support the end of this disease. World Polio Day is an important opportunity for the world to hear Rotary's rallying cry to End Polio Now.

Club/District/World Polio Day Events

Starting October 24, our 2020 Online Global Update will be available for streaming on the Rotary International Facebook page and EndPolio.org in multiple languages. Visit the World Polio Day page on EndPolio.org for more information. 

Clubs, members, and districts that register their World Polio Event on EndPolio.org by  October 15 will receive early access to the Online Global Update via email and will be able to download the program a week before World Polio Day.

Need some ideas for your World Polio Day event? Consider these ideas: 

  • Organize a viewing party for friends and club members to watch the Online Global Update.
  • Dedicate a club meeting to World Polio Day and update your website with the event details.
  • Create a fundraising event. Every $1 raised is matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Remember, additional resources, including a toolkit, are available at endpolio.org/resource-center

Posted by Bob Hagan
October 8, 2020


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