How Rotary Became the Heart & Soul of Polio Eradication
Research Update

Research Update

The Dare to Dream script is now finalized. The research for the script is based on the two seminal books on Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, Sarah Gibbard Cook’s book, “Rotary and the Gift of a Polio Free World,” and David Forward’s book, “Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of the Rotary’s Foundation’s first 100 years.” We have also studied Clem Renouf’s book, “The Health, Hunger, and Humanity Program of Rotary International,” Herb Pigman’s book, “Conquering Polio, A brief history of PolioPlus, Rotary’s role in a global program to eradicate the world’s greatest crippling disease,” as well as some excellent papers published by Dr. Stephen Cocci, Senior Advisor, Global Immunization Division of the Center’s for Disease Control. And of course, we have the first person testimony of many of the actual participants in the initial Rotary polio eradication initiative. We are quite confident the documentary will accurately tell the story our audience wants to hear.

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