I strongly believe in the power of a voice to make change and do social good. Therefore, I have began advocating for a number of non-profit organizations to help people around the world. I am currently advocating for the following groups/causes:
UN Foundation Shot@Life: Provides life-saving vaccines in developing countries.
RESULTS: The power to end global poverty
ONE and ONE MOMS: Grassroots organization to fight extreme poverty.
On January 30-31st I attended a training program sponsored by the UN Foundation to become an advocate for their Shot@Life program. I am honored to participate in this growing movement to help saves children’s lives around the world.
Did you know that every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable death? Go to Shot@Life and learn how you can help save lives around the world by spreading the word and making a contribution.
Posts on Shot@Life Campaign:
4/26/12: Going GREEN: Official Launch of Shot@Life movement (click here)
4/22/12: Two other guest posts on Shot@Life.
3/28/12: A glance behind the life of a Shot@Life Champion: 1 month countdown till launch (click here)
3/18/12: The Social Good Campaign Part 3: Inside the Shot@Life Training (click here)
3/2/12: India’s Quest to become polio free (click here to read).
2/14/12: Social Good: World Mom’s Delegation to DC Summit Part II (click here to read).
2/14/12: Giving more children a shot at more valentines (click here to read)
2/10/12: The shot at life campaign through the eyes of a child (click here to read)
2/7/12: Social Good: World Mom’s Delegation to DC Summit (click here to read). Posted on World Mom’s Blog.
2/3/12: Freedom and a Shot@Life (click here to read).
1/29/12: New Beginnings and a Shot at Life (click here to read).
What donations to Shot@Life mean: Any amount can make a difference!
$5 protects a child from polio and measles for his lifetime.
$15 pays for vaccines to protect a child from the two most deadly diseases-pneumonia and diarrhea.
$20 will give a child a lifetime of immunity to protect him/her from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles.
$40 gives two children a lifetime of immunity from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles.
$60 protects three children from these four diseases for life.
Go to ShotatLife.org/donate to make a contribution.
My fundraising efforts:
I have started a fundraising page on Crowdrise which will give friends and readers of my blog the ability to donate easily online to Shot@Life and help saves lives of children around the world. To visit my page and make a donation or leave me a comment, please click here.
The month of April is going to be huge, especially the third week of April which is the UN Global Immunization Week. I will be busy every day advocating, educating, promoting and fundraising for Shot@Life.
Resources to learn more about vaccines:
Excellent book about the safety of vaccines, ”The Panic Virus: The True-Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy” by Seth Mnookin.
Online free resources: