Posted by Peter Szoke on Oct 22, 2018
Rotary International, together with the local Rotary clubs around the world, recognize October 24th as World Polio Day. This day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines for prevention of polio. Rotary is committed to immunizing every child until transmissions stops and the world is free from polio. With your support, we can immunize every child. To learn more, contact the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.  To donate, go to
By Noeline Paul, Chair of Community Services at the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill
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