Del Mar Rotarians join milestone efforts against polio
By Emily Figueiredo
Del Mar Rotary Club publicity chair
In San Diego, on Jan. 17, 2012, Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization said, “Looking forward, we will live in a polio-free world. We have got to the critical turning point we had to be sure we could finish the job,” when addressing the Rotary International Assembly. Since Rotary International committed to conquering polio in 1985, it was announced that this month reached the historical marker of accomplishing a 99 percent decrease in polio cases throughout the world.
Another great achievement against polio that came from the Del Mar Rotary Club has been the success of selling “Good-Bye Polio Thanks Rotary” bumper stickers. Marty Peters, a member of the club and past District Governor, has championed this effort and has sold over 198,000 stickers since 1997. These bumper stickers are sold at cost so that every penny goes straight into raising awareness of the effort and to directly fund the final fight against polio.
To purchase a bumper sticker or to learn more about the Rotary Club of Del Mar, please visit www.delmarrotary.org.
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