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Help me Vaccinate 38.6 Children from the Measles, Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So... in 4 days I will run 19.3 miles over two days - for fun... yes, I said for fun.  There are some mothers in other countries that will walk 19.3 miles in one day to have their children vaccinated because they know this will be the one thing they can do to help save the lives of their babies.  Which is why I'm asking for your help.  Over the course of the next few weeks an anonymous donor has agreed to match donations that come in to Shot@Life, to help get measles vaccines to the children who need it most, around the world.  So... I'm trying to reach a goal of vaccinating 19.3 children from the measles - which in turn will vaccinate 38.6, thanks to our donor!  

So...regardless of your own views on the measles vaccine here at home - remember that these children have few things that will protect them from harms way in the environemnts they grow up in - but vaccines is one thing we know will keep them safe from harmful diseases that they would otherwise likely die from before they reach the age of 5.  So... will you help support my efforts as I run like a princess on February 21-22?  And show your support for children who need our support most?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shot@Life, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.

 

Shot@Life Champions are a network of over 300 moms, dads, students, and activists dedicating their voice, time, and support to stand up for childhood vaccines.

As a Shot@Life Champion, I am helping lead this grassroots movement to educate and inspire my community to take action. I hope you will help me ensure that all children have a shot at a healthy future.