Last summer, I participated in the Shot@Life Summer Blog Carnival after my trip to the Type A Conference. Shot@Life was the conference’s official cause because they are a part of the UN Foundation and they want to help children everywhere live long, healthy lives with the help of vaccines. Well, a couple of months later I applied to be a Shot@Life Champion and then forgot about it. Just the other week, I received an email that stated I was selected to be a 2013 Shot@Life Champion! Yay! Keep reading to find out what that means for me and you (my lovely readers).
Since I have a Master of Education and I’m in the schools much of the time, I feel compelled to stand up for children everywhere. Whenever I’m given the opportunity to do just that, I always try to participate. That’s why I participated in that blog carnival over the summer. I wanted to let my readers know how they could help children in developing countries. Shot@Life is trying to help children in developing countries in the most cost-effective way they can: with vaccines. By vaccinating a child, you are literally giving them a shot at life.
As a Shot@Life Champion, I will be keeping you up-to-date on the ways you can help out. Additionally, I am blessed to be able to attend the Shot@Life Champion Summit as a delegate next month. In a few weeks I will be heading to Washington, D.C. (for the first time) to learn all about this movement to help children in developing countries as well as vaccines in general. I will network with other champions and hopefully get to meet some members of Congress while on Capitol Hill. I am beyond excited (and thankful) for this opportunity. You can discover the other 2013 champions on the Shot@Life blog.
So, what do you think of this movement? Do you have anything you would like me to find out while I’m in DC next month? You can follow along with the Shot@Life Champions at the summit with the hashtag #globalvax on Twitter, too.
Disclosure: The Shot@Life/UN Foundation is paying for my travel and accomodations for the summit. However, I was not required to post about it. The opinions expressed are my own.