From the pyramids to skyscrapers

“End Polio Now” message beamed on to monuments worldwide

The “End Polio Now” message is beamed on the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, Argentina Uri Gordon/Rotary International
The “End Polio Now” message is beamed on the Obelisk in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Uri Gordon/Rotary International

 

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.

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