World Polio Day Oct. 24, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

Troy Rotary Club encourages you to help eradicate polio throughout the world.

In honor of World Polio Day on October 24, 
2012, Rotary members are asking for your help to tell the world about Rotary’s achievements and to finish the job.

There are several ways you may lend your voice to spread the word. First, be part of the World’s Biggest Commercial to support polio eradication – the world’s biggest public health initiative – by adding a photo of you alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet and other world figures and celebrities participating in Rotary’s “This Close” campaign. Check out the prelaunch video at 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trPE6N6VcQ4&feature=plcp to see how it works. On 24 October, go to www.endpolionow.org, to be included in the constantly expanding commercial. Rotary International also created a page on the social media site, Thunderclap, which enables supporters to sign up to share a single message through their social media accounts. The message will go out at a 9 am EST on Oct. 24, 2012 to amplify the voice of the cause. Visit the page on Thunderclap
(https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/436-world-polio-day-end-polio-now)
to add your voice.

Rotary would encourage you to take advantage of World Polio Day and the tools outlined above to highlight progress and the need for continued support to meet the US $700 million funding gap for polio eradication activities. Encourage all your friends and family to add their voice to show their support for polio eradication. Together we can celebrate this year’s World Polio Day by bringing global attention to Rotary’s work to eradicate polio. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to End Polio Now.

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