Throughout the month of August the Shot@Life Foundation is celebrating #Blogust. Not sure what either campaign is…here are the cliff notes on Shot@Life. Did you know that every 20 seconds a child dies of a disease that could have been prevented with a vaccine?
A CHILD DIED!
We are blessed to live in a country with fantastic medical care and where we have the CHOICE to vaccinate our children. We all have our own opinion on vaccines, when to vaccinate, what ones you want your children to have and ones you don’t etc.. but millions of mothers in under developed countries DO NOT have the choice or the opportunity to save their child’s life. Around the world, some mothers walk up to 15 miles just to get a life-saving vaccine for their children. Shot@Life wants to expand access to vaccines in these developing countries so we can prevent 1.5 million child deaths each year.
As a mother of two very healthy boys and a daughter of a mom that survived Polio, I feel it’s my duty to help keep other children healthy. I have a voice that I can use to educate others on global issues that we may not know about otherwise. You too have a voice and can help too by celebrating Blogust with us.
Blogust is a month long digital dialogue bringing 31 writers together to help change the world through blogging. 31 days, 31 children, and 31 stories of growing up. Wondering how you can help save a child’s life? It’s super easy to make an impact. Just join the conversation. For every comment on any of the 31 articles, Walgreens Pharmacy will donate a life-saving vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines) to give children around the world a shot at life.
Follow Shot@Life on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hastag #Blogust but most of all comment on the amazing stories written by these talented writers. It takes 1 minute of your time to save a child, that’s it!
Share Blogust on Facebook and Twitter with your own communities – here are some sample tweets and statuses to make it even easier for you!
FACEBOOK - Every moment in a child’s life matters. #Blogust celebrates a year of growing older each day during August. You have the opportunity to give kids in need of life-saving vaccines a chance. Just comment: http://bit.ly/13aSoKd #Blogust
TWITTER - #Blogust celebrates moments that matter! COMMENT on today’s post to give a child a life-saving vaccine! http://bit.ly/13aSoKd
So what are you waiting for? Join me today and for the rest of August in helping a child get a chance at life and remember everyone 20 seconds a child dies!
A CHILD DIED!