BENEFITING: United Nations Foundation
EVENT DATE: Feb 26, 2012
We're having a PRE-OSCAR PARTY to build awareness for Shot@Life - a new campaign to give children around the world the shot at life they deserve. Families in Oscar finery (real or costume) or as favorite movie characters to have pictures taken on the Red Carpet with their wishes for what they would like kids to "have a shot at."
If you can't attend in person, you can still participate by donating on this site. Here's the skinny on what your money will do to save lives. For the cost of a week’s worth of coffee, or a large pizza, you can change a child’s life forever.
Your donation would:
- Protect a child from polio and measles for his lifetime for only $5
- Pay for vaccines to protect a child from the two most deadly diseases – pneumonia and diarrhea for just $15
- Give a child a lifetime of immunity to protect her from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles for $20
- Protect three children from these four diseases for a donation of $60
Can you believe that this year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S.?
Though these children dying may seem a world away, they aren’t any different from the children in each of our own lives.
Start making a difference today. Invest in childhood.