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Shot @ Life Campaign

Posted by franklinwomansclub@gmail.com on May 30, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The Franklin Woman's Club has been involved in this ongoing initiative since 2013:

Source:www.unfoundation.org/what-we-do/campaigns-and-initiatives/shot-at-life/

This year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S. Why? Because one in five children around the world does not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive.

What's the solution? It’s simple; vaccines save lives. Millions of children could be spared from measles, pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and other preventable diseases if we could simply get them the vaccines they need. When a child begins life with the protection of vaccines, the door is opened to more developmental firsts — first steps, first words, a first day of school. Immunized children are more likely to celebrate their fifth birthday, do well in school and go on to be productive, healthy adults. Expanding access to vaccines strengthens our ability to fight disease globally and keep our families healthy here at home, while improving economic stability around the world.

The UN Foundation's Shot@Life campaign educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for this global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate vaccines, the United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life campaign will decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life.

• $20 Will protect 20 children from measles

• $100 Helps vaccinate 100 children from measles

• $250 Helps vaccinate 250 children from measles

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Total raised by the Franklin Woman's Club to date:  $1,065.78/November 2018




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