A Shot @ Becoming a Superhero

Shot@Life saves lives. It's really that simple.

This year, I joined the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign as a champion. It was a call to action I couldn't ignore. One in five children lack access to the lifesaving vaccines that keep children in the US healthy.  Every twenty seconds, another child dies from a disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine. That's not just a grim fact--that's a life we can save every twenty seconds. By expanding access to vaccines, we can prevent 1.5 million childhood deaths each year.  

It doesn't take much.

$1 vaccinates a child against measles.
$5 vaccinates a child against measles and polio. 
$20 provides a child a lifetime of immunity against the four deadliest diseases.

Your support can make 2013 the year we eradicate polio--let's make it happen together. I'm running the Brooklyn Half Marathon May 18th. I want to save a life for every year of life I've celebrated: that's an initial fundraising goal of $540 (27 miles x $20/life saved). I'll incentivize the deal. Make a $5 donation and I'll mail you a recipe card with my favorite brownie recipe. Make it a $20 donation and I'll mail you a pair of pearl drop earrings from my Etsy store, Pearls Against Polio (http://www.etsy.com/shop/PearlsAgainstPolio). Keep them, gift them, sell them--do whatever you'd like with them, just help me spread the word and save another life. 

Thanks for your support!