Rotary International is inviting supporters to participate in the World's Biggest Commercial, promoting the global effort to eradicate polio. Join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Jackie Chan, Amanda Peet and other world figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's "This Close" campaign in raising awareness and support for polio eradication.
Upload a photo of yourself to Rotary's polio eradication website, endpolionow.org, to be added into the constantly expanding commercial.
Rotary shared the polio eradication message on the world stage during the Global Citizen Festival concert in Central Park, organized by the Global Poverty Project. The concert drew a live audience of more than 60,000 people and was viewed worldwide. Rock legend Neil Young, a polio survivor, closed the show.
Just before Neil Young took the stage, the End Polio Now message was driven home by actress Archie Panjabi, a Rotary “This Close” campaign celebrity; Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, daughter of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari; Ramesh Ferris, a Canadian Rotarian and polio survivor; and John Hewko, Rotary International General Secretary and CEO.