Thursday, October 24, 2013

Let's celebrate and promote

Today is World Polio Day.  A day when the world can celebrate the fact that we are very close to removing this disease from our planet.  But at the same time we recommit to complete the job.  Rotary is recognised as a significant partner in the effort to eliminate polio - together with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the US Centres for Disease control and Prevention. Activities are planned across the globe with public building's showing light illuminations in India, Purple Pinky Day in New Zealand, Purple Clothes Days across England, the launch of further immunisation in Kenya and the Horn of Africa, bicycle challenges in Nigeria (that country's first ever bike-a-thon), plus many more activities.

I took to wearing my End Polio tee shirt to my Rotary meeting yesterday in Wellington.  From small acts to large events - they are all planned to raise public awareness in the fight to End Polio..