When Rotary began the fight against polio, the crippling disease affected 350,00, mostly children in 125 countries every year. 

After nearly 30 years and immunizing more than 2 billion children against polio, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of making history.  We are This Close.  Fewer than 700 new cases were reported in 2011, and the wild polio virus today is confined to isolated pockets in only three countries.

Thanks to the efforts Of Mick Finnegan,  our Club has been added to the World’s Biggest Commercial.  one starring thousands of people around the world.  One that enables every day folk form all walks of life to  join with Nobel laureates,  movie stars, famous musicians and other notable people to express a united commitment to End Polio Now. 

The commercial made its debut in New York’s Times Square this weekend.  Unable to make it to New York City?  Check it out at thisclose.endpolio.org.  Our pictures are at about the 60 minute mark.