As many of you know I attended the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Summit last week. I lobbied with other Champions to request that our members of Congress support Foreign Aid bills. Currently the US foreign aid funding is less than 1% of the federal budget and global healthcare is only 15% of that 1%.
Team New Jersey and a friend from South Dakota met with 5 Congressional offices during our day on The Hill.
While at the Summit I met amazing women, men and college students. All with the same goal; to help get life-saving vaccines to children in places where these vaccines aren’t accessible.
Since I returned home my brain has been in overdrive mode. Repeating the unbelievable yet accurate statistic
“Every 20 seconds a child dies of a vaccine-preventable disease”
Children worldwide dying every 20 seconds of diseases such as diarrhea, pneumonia, measles and polio.
A child just DIED…………………………………..
Now what do WE do about this??? I say we because I can’t possibly imagine anyone could read that statistic and still not want to help…
Here WE go..
TAKE THE PLEDGE..http://shotatlife.org/advocate/pledge/pledge-your-support.html
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