Question: How long does it take to blow out 108 candles?
Answer: Ask any of the 1.2 million Rotary members around the globe. They are masters of numbers.
Just consider these staggering statistics pertaining to Rotary’s incredible commitment to eradicate polio:
When Rotary began the fight to end polio in 1985, nearly 350,000 people in 125 countries died from the disease annually.
Today, the number polio cases has decreased by 99%.
Rotary’s efforts have vaccinated over 2 billion children against the disease – 429 million children in 2012!
In 2012, only 3 countries worldwide remain polio endemic.
Dedicated to humanitarian service, Rotary has been a leader in humanitarian service for 108 years. And today is their birthday!Like me, you’re probably asking yourself, “What do you get a 108-year-old humanitarian service organization on their birthday?”
Here’s a few great options:
Educate yourself on Rotary’s efforts to finally wipe polio off the planet. We are “This Close.” Read more.