Save A Life. Tell Me Your Favorite Cheese.Katherine Stone
I’m trying to save 10,000 children’s lives, so I’d like you to tell me about cheese. Or something. Anything.
Here’s why: Thirty other bloggers and I have gotten together with the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign to help fund the life-saving immunizations for 10,000 kids in the developing world. In case you didn’t know, a child’s life ends every 20 seconds from an illness that could have been prevented had that sweet child gotten the vaccinations for polio, pneumonia, diarrhea or measles. I wonder what it would be like to be able to hear the anguished cries of mothers sounding off all over the world every 20 seconds.
The UN Foundation has done its part. They found some anonymous donors willing to donate up to $200,000 to pay for life-saving vaccines. $20 for every comment up to 10,000 comments.
I’m shamelessly BEGGING YOU with puppy-dog eyes to hop over there and comment. When you do, another $20 goes into the life-saving pot. Easy.
I’m thinking you could tell me what your favorite cheese is. Or the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in front of your kids. Or tell me about your worst subject in school. Or who inspires you. Or what you’re wearing right now. Or simply why you’re glad you’re alive so you can eat cheese and do dumb things in front of your kids. Or that you’re completely against cheese and everything it stands for.
Whatever. Let’s not get too fancy here. No crafting of several paragraphs required. No need to discuss the value of commenting and why so many aren’t doing it anymore. No hand-wringing over the state of the blogosphere. Just one full sentence.
This is simple. Whatever you think about commenting, or blogging, or me, or cheese, what matters is this:
You say something, you save someone.
That’s it. I need a sentence or two. Please comment.
This post is inspired by Shot@Life, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation that educates, connects and empowers the championing of vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. You can learn more about Shot@Life by joining their email list, following them on twitter or liking them on Facebook.