The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs recognizes World Polio Day, which is Oct. 24, with a livestream event Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
The Club recognizes World Polio Day by noting Rotary International’s worldwide efforts to eradicate the disease in places where it still cripples and kills, past president Sally Wyeth said. The club’s members also work to inform people about polio’s highly contagious effects, she said.
People may take part in World Polio Day by a livestream event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at http://livestream.com/rotaryinternational/worldpolioday
“Some will remember well when polio was a public health concern and will recall family and friends who contracted the disease,” Wyeth said. “Some will have visited Roosevelt Warm Springs in Georgia for polio therapy or had family members stay at Grady Hospital’s polio clinic, the only one in Georgia. Those born in the tech age and who’ve lived without the fear of polio, won’t know what American life was like before a vaccine could protect us from polio.”