HANOVER — October 24 is World Polio Day and the Hanover Rotary Club is proud to be apart of Rotary Internationals 27 – year mission to eradicate polio, a crippling childhood disease affecting children around the world.
Each year the Hanover Rotary Club donated $1,000. to this ongoing Rotary International campaign. World Polio Day marks one of the most important milestones in the history of the eradication of polio. This year Rotary is proud to announce that through their efforts Nigeria is now officially off the epidemic list and that makes the entire African continent polio-free – A tremendous accomplishment.
Since 1985, Rotary has contributed nearly $1.2 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect more than 2 billion children in 122 countries. The disease remains an epidemic in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
After an international investment of more than $9 billion and over 20 million world volunteers, polio could be the first human disease of the 21st century to be eradiated.mt
The president of the Hanover Rotary Club, David King says, “Hanover Rotary is doing its part to see this crippling and sometimes fatal disease eradicated from the face of the earth. We join along with 1.2 million other Rotarians in over 200 countries to assist the World Health Organization, Rotary International, the U.S. Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)”
Rotary brings more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs together with a global network of volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges in over 200 countries. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels. For more information on this and other Hanover Rotary initiatives or to learn more about membership, contact Carol Polk by clicking here.