Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 17, 2018
The District of Squamish has proclaimed World Polio Day on October 24th and encourages all citizens to join the Rotary Club in the fight for a polio-free world.
After launching the global campaign to rid the world of polio 30 years ago, Rotary International has been on the forefront of governments, foundations and global health organizations, in reducing  the number of cases worldwide from 350,000 in 1988 to 22 in 2017, sparing millions of children over that time from this paralyzing and deadly disease.
But there is still much more work to do to finally reach our goal of of a polio-free world.
On October 24th, the "End Polio Now" flag will fly over Municipal Hall and the Rotary Club will have polio booths at Save-on-Foods in the Chieftain Mall and at Black Tusk Realty in Garibaldi Village, providing information and the opportunity to give donations. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will triple all donations.