Many clubs celebrate World Polio Day by planning an event in the community, like an End Polio Now 5K walk or run, sponsoring a local carnival/festival or hosting a fundraiser.  They register their event and download the World Polio Day resources to help make the event a success. 

One easy way to get involved is through social media.  Imagine if every Club in the world tweeted and posted about World Polio Day.  That’s thousands of social media accounts across the globe sharing the message about polio eradication.  We’ve made it easy to help spread the word: download World Polio Day graphics, share the sample social media messages and don’t forget to use #endpolio to join the global conversation. 

You can also host a viewing party for the fourth annual World Polio Day celebration, streaming live from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event will be recorded, so you can tune in at any time to hear our featured speakers discuss what we’re doing to end polio and how you get involved in the fight, including:

  • Rotary President John Germ
  • Rotary Vice President Jennifer Jones
  • CDC Director Tom Frieden
  • Time Magazine editor Jeffrey Kluger
  • What’s Trending host Shira Lazar
  • Polio survivor and Paralympian Dennis Ogbe
  • And more!