World Polio Day provides an opportunity to highlight global efforts toward a polio-free world and honor the tireless contributions of those on the frontlines in the fight to eradicate polio from every corner of the globe. 
World Polio Day is celebrated each year on October 24.  It's a one-day effort to raise awareness of this dreaded disease as well as seeking financial support for ending polio.  Clubs hold fundraisers from selling red ponchos to pub crawls to painting pinkie nails purple, to pints (or pinot) and 5K walk and run events in support of Rotary's effort to End Polio Now. 
Rotary clubs are coming up with a variety of ways to promote polio eradication in October.   You can donate your time, your funds and your voice.  Visit to share photos, find an event or register your event. Last year, supporters in 90 countries registered more than 1,400 World Polio Day events. 
Clubs should begin their planning now.  Along with fundraisers, don't forget the educational component of raising awareness.  Invite speakers to your club meetings in October.  Promote awareness on your social media accounts and consider wearing End Polio Now t-shirts, etc. throughout the month of October.  And, lastly, join in on District 5340 sponsored End Polio Now events.  Click here to go to the Resource Center for the End Polio Now campaign
Together we are making a difference; let's keep the momentum going!