It’s somebody’s birthday today! No, not mine. No, not my son’s.
It’s the very first birthday of [email protected]! And here’s my gift to them:
On the off chance that you’ve hiding for the past year or kept your fingers in your ears, here’s the 60 second version of what it’s all about.
[email protected] is a movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.
[email protected] is part of the United Nations Foundation and is funded publicly and privately.
[email protected] works with on-the-ground organizations to work to effectively expand access to vaccines and save children’s lives.
Why is it so important?
Because every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine-preventable illness.
This can stop. The number one goal is to eradicate polio and it remains in only THREE countries in the world today (down from FOUR, just a few short years ago). It’s working and people’s lives are being saved and changed forever.
I am in awe of everything [email protected] does to get their message out their and to help empower people to champion their cause.
I’ve been proud to be heavily involved in [email protected] over the past year with their blog carnival, Blogust campaign, Social Good Summit, 28 Days of Impact, and their Champion Summit in Washington, DC.
Want to know more about why I become involved? My friend Kia had a chance to interview me and while we spent most of the time catching up, we talked a lot about why I am so passionate about it!
In the end of the interview, I made her pose for a picture. As part of the “every child deserves a shot at life” mantra, we also use phrases to describe what every child should have a chance at.
One of my favorites?
Every child deserves a shot at silly faces.
Want to know more? I’ll make it easy for you.
- Head over to [email protected] to read, learn, and get involved!
- Sign up to become a Champion and advocate for the cause!e
Happy Birthday [email protected]! Keep up the amazing work!