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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....

2013-12-18 08:29:26

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 8, one of the most powerful and destructive tropical cyclones in recorded history made landfall in the central Philippines, dealing a crushing blow to Tacloban City and surrounding areas. Jon Kaufman, member of Peninsula Sunrise Rotary, recently spent a week in the region, where he saw firsthand the desperate need for clean water for the thousands of homeless and displaced residents. H2OpenDoors...

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...

2013-05-21 23:23:59

Rotary International has done its part to help eliminate polio throughout the world over the last 50 years. Now Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is fully behind Rotary International´s efforts, and polio is almost eradicated worldwide. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Rotary International, the world´s largest service organization, has gained additional notoriety lately for their work in conjunction with Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation in making strides towards the...

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...

2013-02-22 16:23:15

Marking its 108(th) anniversary, service organization urges governments at every level to support global eradication effort EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year, Rotary clubs use the Feb. 23 anniversary of Rotary International as a platform to rally support for the humanitarian group's top priority: the global eradication of the crippling disease polio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130222/DC64979-INFO) In a break from recent tradition of...

2013-02-01 12:22:55

EVANSTON, Ill., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" public awareness campaign for polio eradication. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130201/DC52788) Psy, whose world renowned "Gangnam Style" video has become the first in the history of the internet to reach and surpass one billion YouTube views, will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free...