Myrdin Thompson via Crowdrise
February 21, 2012
United Nations Foundation wrote -
The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign is building a movement in the United States to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed and to give all children around the world a shot at a healthy life.
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. Together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines.
For the cost of a week’s worth of coffee, or a large pizza, you can change a child’s life forever.
Your donation could:
- 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.