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Nurses Supporting the Eradication of Measles & Rubella

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

THE STORY:

THIS FUNDRAISER BENEFITS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MEASLES AND RUBELLA INITIATIVE.

Though measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000, outbreaks occur when unvaccinated travelers contract the disease abroad and bring it back to the U.S. Last year’s outbreaks in Ohio, Washington State, New York, California and Nebraska have all been linked to unvaccinated Americans traveling to measles hotspots. Measles is a highly infectious disease, with 90% of unvaccinated people exposed contracting the disease. Measles is life threatening in countries where children have limited or no access to medical treatment. Measles outbreaks are particularly deadly during emergency settings in communities experiencing, or recovering from conflict or natural disaster.


315 Children die from measles complications every day


UNDER $2 - Cost to vaccinate a child against both measles and rubella in low-income countries


100,000 Babies born with congenital rubella syndrome every year


2 BILLION Children vaccinated with Measles & Rubella Initiative support since 2001


17.1 MILLION Child deaths averted with measles


The American Red Cross, together with the CDC and UN partners, is focused on eliminating measles around the world.

How you can help!

We have an immediate opportunity to put a stop to measles forever. The American Red Cross and our Measles & Rubella Initiative partners are redoubling efforts to wipe measles off the face of the earth. You can help vaccinate children around the world against measles by supporting the work of the American Red Cross and our Measles & Rubella Initiative partners.

Donate or join us and start fundraising today!

THIS FUNDRAISER BENEFITS THE AMERICAN RED CROSS MEASLES AND RUBELLA INITIATIVE

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To This Fundraiser

$4,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda MacIntyre

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marie Etienne

    $100

  • Cheryl K. Schmidt

     

  • Ann Greenspun

     

  • Rebecca Harris-Smith

     

  • Sheila Yehl, RN

    $25

  • National Black Nurses Association

    $2,000

  • Susan Denavit

     

  • Marie Etienne

    $100

  • Cheryl Schmidt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

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The Team: $4,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

American Red Cross

Amount Raised

$4,000

Fundraiser Title

Cathy Keir

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Cheryl Schmidt

Cheryl Schmidt

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Marie Etienne

Marie Etienne

DONATION: $100

M&RI 2 years ago

Susan Denavit

Susan Denavit

in memory of Debra Williams 2 years ago

National Black Nurses Association

National Black Nurses Association

DONATION: $2,000

2 years ago

Sheila Yehl, RN

Sheila Yehl, RN

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rebecca Harris-Smith

Rebecca Harris-Smith

3 years ago

Ann Greenspun

Ann Greenspun

3 years ago

Cheryl K. Schmidt

Cheryl K. Schmidt

3 years ago