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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
Categories: ADVOCACY, BLOGGING, Daily Post Writing Challenge, Inspiration, SOCIAL GOOD • Tags: Advocacy, daily prompt, Inspiration, NaBloPoMo, ONE, philanthropy, results, Shot@Life, thirdeyemom, UN Foundation, WP daily post, writing, WRITING PROMPTS
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 […]
Today was an emotional day. One that every American mother envisions in her head on the day her child is born: My daughter’s first day of kindergarten.
Categories: ADVOCACY, Children, HUMAN RIGHTS, ONE, PARENTING & FAMILY, RESULTS, SOCIAL GOOD, UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign • Tags: Advocacy, child survival, CULTURE, life, ONE, results, school, Shot@Life, Social Good, thirdeyemom