Friday, February 8, 2013

"End Polio" promotor known to millions



psy-joins-rotary-to-eradicate-polio-gangnam-styleMr Psy, whose world renowned 'Gangnam Style' video has become the first in the history of the internet to surpass one billion YouTube views, has joined Rotary's 'This Close' public awareness campaign for polio eradication

Globally-recognized South Korean pop star Mr Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's 'This Close' public awareness campaign for polio eradication. Mr Psy, whose world renowned "Gangnam Style" video has become the first in the history of the internet to surpass one billion YouTube views, will help the Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world by raising his thumb and forefinger in the 'This Close' gesture in an advertisement. The ad will have the tagline: "We are this close to ending polio", and will enable participants to upload photos of themselves making the 'This Close' gesture with their fingers on Rotary's 'End Polio Now' website.  

+Mr Psy said, "I grew up in a Rotary family as my father and my late grandfather were Rotary members. My grandfather was very passionate and dedicated to Rotary, He had a big heart and always inspired me to help others." Mr Psy's late grandfather had made substantial donations to the Rotary Foundation, the charity arm of Rotary International.

Read more at: http://www.biospectrumasia.com/biospectrum/news/173927/gangnam-style-singer-psy-joins-polio-program#.URCF1GdSIWI