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End Polio activities of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion

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Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion….

Dear Chris

Please find below and attached the End Polio Activities of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion of North Cyprus (Club No: 77470)

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years (since 1985). We as the Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion, organised several fund raising and raising awareness activities due to 24th October being World Polio Day. Eradicating Polio from the surface of the world is one of the most important missions of the Rotary.

On 20th October 2019, our Past President Sertaç Gümüş ran 10K in the Lefkoşa (Nicosia) Marathon with his ‘I Ran To End Polio’ slogan red t-shirt. On the same day the members of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion participated in the 4K march with “End Polio” printed t-shirts.

During the march, the club’s 2019-20 President Bedia Kale had a short interview with a local TV station and talked about Polio awareness and the activities of Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion.

“End Polio” fund raising dinner was held on 24th October 2019 organised by Rotary Club of Kyrenia St. Hilarion together with the Rotary Club of Kyrenia Liman. Income generated from this activity with the sale of raffle tickets and from the sale of an auction of an “End Polio” printed t-shirt is being donated to the Rotary Polio Fund. Guest speaker Cypriot Mrs. İnci Erdemel who had contracted polio when she was only 1.5 years old back in the early 1960’s shared her experiences and difficulties with this illness, while talking about polio on the night. On the same day Mrs. İnci Erdemel and IP Alev Alp attended a Can Gazi “A Cup of Conversation” local TV (BRT) program recording and this will be aired on 6 November 2019.

In the meanwhile ‘End Polio’ awareness posters were displayed at some bus stops of Lefkoşa (Nicosia) the capital city of North Cyprus.