Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Polio Day 24 October - make an impact!

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On World Polio Day, 24 October, you can help make history by lending your voice to spread the word. How?

 Be part of the World’s Biggest Commercial to support polio eradication - the world’s biggest public health initiative – by adding a photo of yourself 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 here to see how it works.  On 24 October, go to, to be included in the constantly expanding commercial.
Many of our celebrity polio ambassadors who participate in the “This Close” campaign are also accomplished musicians.  Several of them donated tracks to the End Polio Now album to help raise funds to eradicate polio. On 23 October, The Rotary Foundation will release the End Polio Now album via iTunes and The album includes tracks by Itzhak Perlman, Zeynab, Staff Benda Bilili, Angelique Kidjo, Donovan, Dan Maraya Jos, J-Hawk featuring Tanvi Shah, Nydia Caro, Ziggy Marley, David Sanborn, and Eric Wainaina.

View your country's support by clicking on the map
Rotary has also created a page on the social media service Thunderclap, which enables supporters to sign up to share a single message through their social media accounts. The message will go out at a designated date and time to amplify the voice of our cause.   Visit our page on Thunderclap to add your voice.
For more information, visit the new PolioPlus website at