This week is Global Immunization Week a time set aside to celebrate and advocate the importance of providing global vaccines to save lives of children around the world. I have been an active member and advocate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign for the last year and a half and have been continually inspired by how easy and simple it is to save lives. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable death. Yet we can change this tragic […]
Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. I was asked to write a post for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life blog on how I have become inspired to be a global health advocate. Here is the post. To check it out on the Shot@Life blog, click here. Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as a global health warrior. If you had asked me two years earlier if I’d be writing, volunteering and advocating on global heath issues, I […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Health, Global Health - Vaccines, SOCIAL GOOD, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: Advocacy, doctor paul farmer, global health, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, thirdeyemom, world tb day
As an avid runner, I was thrilled when I first heard of a new app called Charity Miles. Charity Miles has partnered with a lot of fantastic non-profit organizations and allows you to donate your miles after a run, walk or bike ride to one of their partner charities. All you have to do is download the free app, hit start, and you are on your way to doing good while you work out. Brilliant isn’t it? This month, Charity […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Health - Vaccines, Global Team of 200, thirdeyemom, UN Foundation, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: Advocacy, bike, charity miles, exercise, run, Shot@Life, Social Good, Sports, thirdeyemom, UN Foundation, walk
The last four days have been absolutely amazing. I was one of 100 men and women who went to our nation’s capital to learn about and advocate for global vaccines as part of the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign. It was my second time participating in the Shot@Life Summit and was such an honor to represent the people across the United States who believe strongly in the importance of providing global vaccines for children around the world.
It has been a busy 24 hours in DC and today will be even busier as our group of 100 advocates head to the Hill to advocate for global health. All in all we have over 85 meetings scheduled with our members of Congress. The energy, passion and enthusiasm of these men and women is inspiring and I can hardly wait to be a part of real live democracy and let my voice be heard. Here are a few pictures […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Health - Vaccines, SOCIAL GOOD, TRAVEL BY COUNTRY, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign, United States, Washington DC • Tags: Advocacy, CULTURE, DC, Shot@Life, Social Good, Travel
Last January I attended the United Nation’s Foundation Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington DC and became a global health advocate. Along with 45 women and men across the country, I was trained in all areas of advocacy, social media and fundraising in order to become a grassroots advocate for providing life-saving vaccines to children around the world.
Today is World Pneumonia Day. Did you know that pneumonia is the biggest threat to children worldwide and that we have a vaccine available that can prevent it? Were you aware that every 20 seconds a child dies from pneumonia, a largely preventable and treatable disease? Here are some facts on pneumonia and the devastating impact this treatable disease has on child survival. (Source: Action: Global Health Advocacy Partnership): “Pneumonia is the world’s leading killer of children under the age of […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, Global Health - Vaccines, RESULTS, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: Action.org, Advocacy, GAVI, pneumonia day 2012, results, Shot@Life, thirdeyemom, UN Foundation, Vaccines, world health
World Polio Day October 24 Every year on 24 October, people around the world shine a spotlight on the importance of the global eradication of polio, a devastating, debilitating disease that had erupted around the world during the 20th century crippling and killing hundreds of thousands of people in its path.
Categories: 2012 SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT, ADVOCACY, Global Health - Vaccines, SOCIAL GOOD, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: end polio, polio eradication, polio vaccine, Shot@Life, thirdeyemom, world polio day
Hello Readers! Thanks for all the great feedback about the Friday Feature column! I have received many positive responses not only from bloggers who want to contribute but from readers who enjoyed last Friday’s posts. All in all, it worked out great and I think it added a nice new flair to the blog. I have two new featured posts coming up this Friday and another one in the works for the following Friday. I’m sure you will love these […]
This month, Shot@Life (a global campaign that provides life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries) has launched something spectacular: Blogust. Every day throughout the month of August, Shot@Life will feature a post on why comments matter and how they build community and work to promote social good. An anonymous donor has generously agreed to donate $20 per comment. That $20 is enough money to provide four life-saving vaccines to one child and vaccinate him or her for life. Since the […]