Shot@Life Takes Off to Uganda!

October 23, 2012 BY Maggie Carter

Today, I am about to board a plane and take off with the first-ever delegation of Shot@Life Champions. We’re on our way to Uganda to help tell the Shot@Life story and show the immunization successes in Uganda and the amazing work of our partners at UNICEF.

When I look at the group of women I’m traveling with I get excited thinking about this journey we’re about to embark on together.  Let me introduce the crew:

Jennifer Burden
World Moms Blog
@JenniferBurden @WorldMomsBlog
Felisa Hilbert
No Parents Left Behind

Cynthia Changyit Levin
Volunteer Activist
@CCyLevin @RESULTSChicago

Nancy Jones
General Federation of Women's Clubs
@NancyJo74469819 @GFWCHQ
Jenny Eckton
Blogger, Formerly Phread

Julie Marsh
Blogger, Cool Mom Picks
@thejuliemarsh @JulieMarshCMP
Ilina Ewen
Blogger, Dirt & Noise
LaShaun Martin
Mocha Moms, Inc.
@OfficialShootie @LashaunMartin
Stephanie Geddes
Geddes Group

This trip to Uganda is going to be an emotional one; we’ll get to see the impact of the great work we’re doing with Shot@Life, we’ll see the need for more funding and access to health care and vaccines, and ideally, we’ll return from Uganda inspired to share the stories of the families we meet and empowered to stand up and advocate for them.

Thanks for all of your support along our journey. Check here for blog posts, videos, photos and more updates from the trip. Follow along on Twitter at #VaccinesWork!

Until next time,

P.S. There’s a lot of excitement going on with the Shot@Life Campaign while I’m gone and you can be a part of it! There is a lot you can be doing at home to help push out some key moments – starting tomorrow on World Polio Day. Check out this online activity guide for something you can do each day.


POSTED IN: Champions, Global Health


Submitted by Emily McKhann on: October 24, 2012 I am so looking forward to following along! Safe travels and I can't wait to hear all!!!!
Submitted by Myrdin T. on: October 24, 2012 So excited for all my fellow Champions as they take this journey of a lifetime to see first hand how #vaccineswork & that together we can #endpolio. One child with polio is one child too many, and polio anywhere is still a danger to children everywhere. Thank you for all your advocacy work in this area champions! Can't wait to hear the stories!
Submitted by Chocolate Mom on: October 23, 2012 So excited for all of you! My time in Africa was a time I will never forget. I cannot wait to hear more!
Submitted by Ellenita on: October 23, 2012 SO excited for you Cindy & ALL of the women on this trip. Wishing you a fabulous time & a safe journey!

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