I’m honored that my Shot@Life post “Blogust: Reaching Firsts and Making a Difference” is live today on the United Nations Foundation’s website. Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue, bringing more than 25 of the most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life champions (me!) together to help change the world through their words and imagery throughout the month of August. For every comment and/or social media share, Walgreens will donate one life-saving vaccine to a child in need around the world.
Today is World Polio Day where people across the globe come together to advocate on the eradication of polio and speak of the successes we’ve made and plan for the future. We have never been so close to eradicating a disease before and have only eradicating two diseases in the history of mankind. We are at a pivotal moment in time and we are within reach of wiping this terrible, debilitating disease off the face of this planet. Per the […]
Categories: ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL GOOD, End Polio, Global Health - Vaccines, Infectious Diseases, NGOs, Polio, Shot@Life Campaign, Topics, UN Foundation • Tags: Advocacy, EndPolio, global health, Global Vaccines, Polio, Shot@Life, thirdeyemom, world polio day
As some of you may know, I’ve been advocating for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign since its launch in 2012. It is a fabulous program that provides immunizations to children in the developing world. Since a child dies every 20 seconds from a vaccine-preventable death, immunizations are the key to saving countless lives around the world. It is a simple, cost-effective way to giving children the shot at life they deserve. From now until October 14th, Shot@Life is partnering […]
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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 […]
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My dear friend Jennifer Burden, mother, wife, advocate and founder of World Mom’s Blog, wrote a beautiful piece today as part of the Shot@Life’s 28 Days of Impact Campaign about her advocacy and recent trip to Uganda as part of Shot@Life delegation. Please on link below to read her heartfelt post and learn more about the work we are doing for Shot@Life. Click here to read: Uganda, Shot@Life, Capitol Hill, Champs & Mohammad! Jen came into my life over a year […]
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 […]
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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 […]
I recently subscribed to the WordPress Daily Prompts to see what kind of inspiration I could find on expanding my writing. I briefly read the prompts but never wrote one until today when I saw one that struck a chord in my heart. I read it and I filled with joy and excitement. I felt like the words were talking exactly to me. “What change, big or small, would you like your blog to make in the world”. I read […]
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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 […]
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