Rotary Club of Alliston Members and family Lights Up the Gibson Centre for World Polio Day 
World Polio Day was October 24, 2021.
Rotary Club of Alliston in cooperation with the Gibson Centre lit up the building on October 21 and 24  in recognition of Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio from the world.  World Polio Day was Sunday, October 24. Rotary Clubs all over the world raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease.
 “I am incredibly proud of the Rotarians, volunteers around the globe and our partner agencies who for 35 years have given so much to eradicate this disease.  We are so close with only two countries in the world still reporting cases. “  said 
 Rotary Club of Alliston President Bill Wray. 
In 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries. Rotary and their partners have made great progress against the disease since then. In 2021, polio cases have been reported in  just 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. 
Rotary and its partners will continue to try and reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. 
Rotary has contributed more than $2.2 billion to ending polio since 1985.
Thank you to the Gibson Centre for their support!
 For more information download a Polio Factsheet click here.