MAM and Shot@Life unite this #GivingTuesday to fight vaccine-preventable childhood disease

Global baby care brand will match all gifts made to Shot@Life up to $25,000

Washington, DC. – November 16, 2017 –The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign and MAM announced today that all donations made to Shot@Life in honor of #GivingTuesday, November 20 through November 28, will be matched by MAM up to $25,000.

The fifth annual #GivingTuesday, November 28, follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a time for families, businesses, and charities to come together to celebrate generosity and to give. This #GivingTuesday, the Shot@Life campaign will be rallying support for UN agencies and partners working to deliver lifesaving vaccinations to children in developing countries; and efforts to advocate, fundraise, and raise awareness on their behalf.

“Despite progress in combating vaccine-preventable disease on a global scale, 1.5 million children still die each year from diseases we know how to fight including polio, measles, pneumonia and diarrhea,” said Martha Rebour, Executive Director, Shot@Life campaign. “With support from MAM, we hope to raise funding and awareness for these lifesaving vaccines.”

2017 marks the fourth year of MAM’s participation in #GivingTuesday. In previous years, MAM helped support Shot@Life’s efforts to provide thousands of pneumonia and polio vaccines to the children that need them most.

“For over 40 years, MAM has created products that promote the healthy development of babies,” said Jennifer Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at MAM. “Our partnership with Shot@Life will enable us to further support our mission and reach more children across the globe.”

To learn more about the Shot@Life campaign or the matching gift offer for #GivingTuesday visit www.shotatlife.org

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About Shot@Life

Shot@Life is a United Nations Foundation grassroots advocacy campaign that champions global childhood immunization, a crucial component to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 which aims to end preventable childhood deaths by 2030. We rally members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners—through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising—to support the cause and invest in global childhood immunization programs. Shot@Life’s 350,000 supporters and 1,400 core grassroots advocates in all 50 states strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at life no matter where they live.

About MAM

MAM’s mission is to combine the best in technological innovation, medically sound function and contemporary design to help give babies the best start in life. Founded in Vienna, Austria in 1976, today MAM is a global leader in the baby care category, selling approximately 50 million products every year in over 60 countries. MAM works closely with teams of engineers, medical experts and studio designers to develop pacifiers, bottles, teethers and toothbrushes of unmatched quality. All MAM products are 100% baby safe: BPA-free, PVC-free, lead-free and CPSIA-compliant.

About United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.


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