Since the beginning of the year, we’ve been Tweeting and blogging about Rotary’s amazing campaign to End Polio Now. We even talked to this woman who is doing incredible work around the world to help vaccinate others. And today we want to talk to you a little more about what you can do to make a difference. And the best part is, you just need your computer to get started!
The World’s Biggest Commercial features people from around the world and is a show of solidarity to raise awareness for the complete eradication of polio. And everyone is invited to join! All you have to do is take a photo of yourself making your own “this close” gesture and upload it to join the commercial. Then, share the deets of your good deed on your blog and/or social media networks (be sure to use the hashtag #EndPolio and tag @EndPolioNow on Twitter and follow End Polio Now on Facebook, too!) to encourage your friends to do the same. Together, we can finish the fight to eradicate this terrible—and completely preventable—disease.
Heck, even the smartest man in America is behind this mission. With Rotary’s efforts to end polio in mind, on April 24 and 25 the Vaccine Summit hosted by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was held to continue commitment to reach all children with the vaccines they need. The summit highlighted the role that vaccines and immunization systems play in achieving global child health and development goals, and it showed commitment from across a broad spectrum of the vaccine enterprise to renew their dedication to children and immunizations.
End Polio is one of the most incredible examples of the power vaccines have to change the world. And we are so close to declaring the world polio-free. Come make a difference with us here! —Jenn