Turn Your Local Passion Into Global Action
May 31, 2012 BY Lyssa Sahadevan
Over the past two years as a Mom Congress Delegate for Georgia, I’ve enjoyed sharing special moments with my friends and fellow delegates. This network of moms is truly amazing...and continues to broaden my horizons.
Through Mom Congress, I connected with The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, the official cause partner of Mom Congress 2012. Shot@Life is a new movement with one purpose: to protect children in developing countries by providing them with life-saving vaccines.
Children are dying—one every 20 seconds—from diseases easily prevented and treated here in the U.S. Pneumonia and diarrhea are the two biggest killers of children under five. Measles still kills an estimated 450 people each day, and polio has recently re-emerged in areas that had been polio-free. Moms around the world are losing their children every day. This is unacceptable—and that is why I became a champion for Shot@Life.
Anne Geddes, world renowned photographer and Shot@Life Global Advocate said, “It doesn't matter what color your skin is, where you live, or how much money you have; all moms have a special bond with each other.” If we unite, we can bridge the divide and help give children in developing countries the vaccines they need.
Join shot@life to learn and do more to protect children around the world. Being involved requires one thing: passion. And I know that is something we have in abundance! So add your voice to a movement that aims to give every child—no matter where they live— a shot at a healthy life.
Mom Congress Delegate for Georgia, 2010
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