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Eradicating Disease

End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream Oct 24

Submitted by Michael Berger for Rotary Int./ web photo


or the second year in a row, Rotary will mark World Polio Day with a livestream event featuring a global status update on the fight to end polio as well as an array of guest speakers and performers.


Streaming from Chicago, and hosted by TIME magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, highlights of the event include:

• Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the  TV show “The Voice,” will perform a song during the program, followed by a benefit concert after the event
• Reggae star Ziggy Marley will welcome participants to the event and perform via video
• MindaDentler, polio survivor and Ironman competitor, will share her personal story
Remarks via video by Olivier Charmeil, chief executive officer of Sanofi Pasteur and Bernadette Hendrickx, Senior Medical and Scientific advisor to the CEO of Sanofi Pasteurwill deliver remarks live.
Addresses by Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary Foundation Vice-Chair Michael McGovern, and Dr. James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

‘End Polio Now: Make History Today’ Livestream Event 24 October 2014 - World Polio Day, (6:30 pm CT) at:


About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. In 1988, Rotary was joined by the WHO, UNICEF and the CDC to launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.


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