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2014-01-15 12:26:34

Terrence and Barbara Caster's gift will support polio eradication work and peace studies program EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Diego businessman and Rotary club member Terrence Caster and his wife Barbara have donated $1.85 million to Rotary in support of the humanitarian service group's polio eradication and peace studies programs. "Barbara and I are blessed to be fruitful in our family business A-1 Self Storage, and we've always felt it is important...

2014-01-10 12:25:42

Humanitarian organization says disabling virus now must be stopped in neighboring Pakistan; as well as Afghanistan and Nigeria EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary members worldwide are celebrating a major milestone in the global effort to eradicate polio: India, until recently an epicenter of the wild poliovirus, will mark the third anniversary of its last recorded case of the paralyzing infectious disease on 13 Jan. On the same day in 2011, a...

2013-12-26 12:21:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Latter-day Saint (LDS) Charities has announced a new gift to Rotary of US$200,000 in support of the humanitarian organization's global efforts to eradicate polio. This contribution underscores LDS Charities' longtime commitment to ensuring all children have access to life-saving immunizations. This gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation under the End Polio Now: Make History Today initiative....

2013-12-10 12:33:19

Humanitarian group passes half million dollars to WHO to vaccinate children EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International will provide a US$500,000 emergency response grant to support efforts to quell a recent outbreak of the crippling disease polio in strife-torn Syria. The funds are the first to the World Health Organization in direct support of a Global Polio Eradication Initiative plan aimed at outbreak response throughout the Middle East, as the...

2013-10-24 23:03:56

The UN Foundation and the Liechtenstein Embassy to the US announce a three-year commitment of US$75,000 to support worldwide polio eradication efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The United Nations Foundation applauds a generous, three-year commitment of US$75,000 from the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Championed by Liechtenstein’s Ambassador to the U.S. Claudia Fritsche, the gift will contribute to polio...

2013-10-18 12:24:36

Special World Polio Day program highlights progress in the global effort to end polio EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmy-winning actress Archie Panjabi, best known for her role as Kalinda on the hit series "The Good Wife," will talk about her volunteer work in support of polio eradication during a special program co-hosted by Rotary and Northwestern University's Center for Global Health on Oct. 24 - World Polio Day 2013 - in downtown Chicago. The program,...

2013-09-19 16:24:17

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Together with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale (www.siegelgale.com), Rotary today announced the launch of its global public image initiative "Strengthening Rotary" to enhance and amplify the volunteer service organization's great story, visual identity and digital experience. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120123/NY39544LOGO) The global organization includes Rotary, Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and...

2013-06-25 12:28:50

New match arrangement could raise US$525 million for global eradication effort LISBON, Portugal, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase. Under the new agreement, announced before an...

2013-05-08 08:29:51

U.S. is top contributor to eradication campaign that is 99% complete WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rotary International will recognize five members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions for their efforts to eliminate polio. The event, which will take place at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., honors U.S. leaders who have played a key role in the fight to eradicate the disease. The 2013 honorees are Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator...

2013-05-01 08:31:10

OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 30, Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Julian Fantino, made a formal statement in the House of Commons thanking Rotary International for its efforts to eradicate polio. Rotary International has been dedicated to global polio eradication since 1985, and the Canadian government has been a staunch, longtime supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). To date, Canada has committed more than...