Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Be a part of World Polio Day on 24 October
World Polio Day is going to be bigger than ever, and we want you to be a part of it. Help Rotary and the global health community make polio eradication a trending topic around the world. We’ve made a lot of progress fighting polio over the years, but we still have a lot more work to do to eradicate it for good. We need your help to make that happen.
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World Polio Day speakers announced
This World Polio Day, you’ll get the latest polio news and eradication effort updates from such experts and notable people as:
 -- Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO
 -- Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine editor at large
--  Ade Adepitan, BBC presenter and polio survivor
--  Dean Rohrs, Rotary International vice president
--  Polio celebrity ambassadors Tiwa Savage and John Cena
Tune in on 24 October at 14:30 Seattle time (UTC-7) to watch the celebration live. Videos from the event will also be available online for later viewing.
Featured activities: World Polio Day
Clubs all around the world are planning a variety of World Polio Day events! Find a celebration near you, or register your own event at
The Rotary Club of Fond du Lac-Morning, Wisconsin, USA, is hosting a viewing party with a live stream of the World Polio Day event. The club will offer food, beverages, and fellowship. On 30 September, the Rotaract Club of Curitiba Oeste, Brazil, is hosting a Rock vs. Polio music event. Guests will party all night to classic rock music, with all ticket proceeds going to End Polio Now.
The Rotary Club of Viljoenskroon, South Africa, is placing End Polio Now piggy banks in local businesses throughout the community.
The Rotary Club of El Tahrir, Egypt, is hosting a soccer game between the street children of Hope Village Society and students from local engineering colleges. Players will wear End Polio T-shirts at the event, which will raise funds for the polio campaign.
The Rotary Club of Mt. Fuji Yoshiwara, Japan, is hosting a golf outing. All proceeds will go to End Polio Now. The club is also running ads in the local newspaper and on radio stations throughout October to raise awareness of the campaign.