Join Me in Giving Children a Shot@Life

April 26, 2012 BY Ted Turner


Mother's Day should be a happy time. But for a mother whose child died from pneumonia, this Mother's Day will be a tragic reminder of everything she's lost. With a simple vaccine, this all-too-common tragedy can be prevented...for millions of mothers and their children. But we need your help to make a difference.

The United Nations Foundation is launching the Shot@Life campaign so that children don’t suffer or die from completely preventable diseases. It's simple: providing a vaccine for a child will save a life. And you can make a difference for just $20. For many people that is just the cost of a night out at the movies or a meal. For that amount you can help provide a child with a lifetime of immunity from pneumonia, diarrhea, polio and measles.

A child dies every twenty seconds from preventable diseases. When you donate to Shot@Life you are giving a child a chance to live. Will you join me in helping us get this campaign off to a strong start?

Our goal is to vaccinate 1,000 children by Mother's Day, May 13. I can think of no better Mother's Day gift than to save the lives of 1,000 children. Will you help a child or two today? Vaccinating 1,000 children by Mother’s Day is ambitious, but it's exactly the first step we need to show we're serious about eliminating these preventable diseases.

I created the UN Foundation fourteen years ago to support the United Nation’s life-saving and life-changing work across the world. Since day one, the Foundation and supporters like YOU have been committed to helping accomplish big things and create a better world. Helping the UN provide immunizations so children can survive and thrive is one of them. As a father and grandfather, this campaign makes me proud and I hope we can help even more children.

Help us reach our goal of saving 1,000 children by Mother’s Day. Please join the thousands of Shot@Life supporters who are uniting to give children a shot at a happy, healthy life. Your voice and your support can change a child’s life forever.


POSTED IN: Social Good, Campaigns & Initiatives, Get Involved, Global Issues


Submitted by (Mrs.) Eryl Court on: May 9, 2012 Thank you, Ted, for your great and continuing work and dedication to humanity. I support what you are doing. We must ensure that the World children can GROW UP in a War-free and livable World. This is the best legacy that we can give, and we owe it to them
Submitted by Nancy Lyn Cotter on: May 8, 2012 Thank you for stepping up to fill the gaps in programs that go unfunded by governments. I know millions of others join me in sending a large "group hug!" to you!! Thank you for your generous spirit and heart. Many blessings to you and yours for all you do to help others.
Submitted by CHARLES arnold on: May 8, 2012 I watched your interview on CNN, and once more applaud all that you have done and continue to do for humanity. Rev. Chuck Arnold

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