During October, Rotary shows its collective support for World Polio Day (24 October) by advocating for polio eradication and raising funds. More than 1,500 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs have registered their activities.
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge.
Jones, who spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and many more viewers online and on TV, mentioned that New York state recently declared a state of emergency to combat a potential resurgence of polio in the region. She noted this as one more reason why it’s critical for Rotary and its partners to remain committed to ending polio. Read more about Rotary’s announcement.