From the pyramids to skyscrapers
“End Polio Now” message beamed on to monuments worldwide
Iconic landmarks around the world were illuminated with the “End Polio Now” message the week of 23 February in honour of Rotary’s 105th anniversary. Landmarks lit up included:
- the Pyramid of Khafre in Egypt
- the Taipei Arena in Taiwan
- the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain
- the Old Port Captain’s Office on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
- the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina
- the Royal Palace at Caserta in Italy.
As the world closes in on polio, Rotary is in the midst of a US$ 200 million fundraising campaign to finally eradicate the disease.