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Katherine Stone is an award-winning, nationally recognized peer advocate for women with postpartum depression and the founder of the blog, Postpartum Progress. She was named among the top ten most influential mom bloggers by Babble in 2011 and 2012. She also was named a WebMD Health Hero in 2008 and won the 2010 Bloganthropy Award, given for using social media to make a difference. At Babble, Katherine writes the column Something Fierce, and also covers maternal health for Babble Cares. Her readers love her for her authenticity, trustworthiness, ferocity, and vulnerability when it comes to covering issues important to moms.

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Save A Life. Tell Me Your Favorite Cheese.

By Katherine Stone |

Dudes. I need your help. I need to know what your favorite cheese is.

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.

We’re at something like 7,000 comments so far and there are just a few days left in this project, known as Blogust. Today, it was my turn to write a post. It’s over on my blog Postpartum Progress.

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.

 

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25 thoughts on “Save A Life. Tell Me Your Favorite Cheese.

  1. Chrysula says:

    I love cheese. I love kids. I love you! Bravo girlfriend!

  2. Laurie says:

    If I could live on Brie and olives I would, but sometimes it’s a hunk of cheddar that gets you through the day. xo.

  3. Jeannette says:

    I love Brie and Purple Haze. But most of all, I love commenting to help others. Great idea to get people commenting!

  4. I’m obsessed with Gruyere and authentic Parmigiano Reggiano.

  5. Felisa Hilbert says:

    Many things inspire me, but at the top of this list are the children; they are the pure scent of honesty and love! so, here is to them!

  6. jyl @momitforward says:

    My favorite? I’d have to limit it to just one? Ahhhhhhhhhhh! I can’t. I really can’t. I pretty much love every cheese ever made. But here goes… Every once and a while, I’m super fond of Havarti. And, when I lived in Argentina, they would have bleu cheese on their pizza and it was to die for. And I can eat an entire round of gouda without stopping or thinking twice. And, just plain Tillamook Cheddar is delish and hard to put down.

    What an honor to be able to “talk” about my favorite food on the planet while saving a child’s life. How amazing is that? I love this cause. :D

  7. Michele says:

    I love cheese. All kinds. But I looooooove the Shot@Life initiative. It’s so easy. $20 for life-saving vaccines. Thanks for helping.

  8. crystal o says:

    I love almost any cheese. Recently we had a habanero cheddar… omg. Our local farm does fresh mozz and a skillet cheese. Thanks for helping children through blogust!

  9. Myrdin Thompson says:

    Does anyone remember the commercials for cheese that featured a cheese wheel with cowboy boots? I’m not making this up. For breakfast, snack, or dinner grab yourself a hunk o cheese. I’m personally partial to a nice Brie with grapes. Cheddar as a snack. Thanks for the blog! And for Shot@Life support!

  10. WSW says:

    Fresh mozzarella with the tomatoes and basil I grew in my garden this summer. Doesn’t get any better!

  11. Sam says:

    This is a great cause and so easy to help!

  12. Alexandru says:

    Regular cheese is cruelty-filled. I`m vegan so I prefer eating tofu or daiya cheese.

    1. Happy to hear from a non-cheese eater. It’s only fair that the cheese-free folks can save lives too!

  13. Kara says:

    Fresh mozzarella–yummm.

  14. Gary Laverty says:

    sunshine smiles and rainbows ..

  15. Delfin Joaquin Paris III says:

    As a man, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Cheese outside of a burger or pizza is not something we recognize.

    1. What? How is that possible?

  16. Morra says:

    Robusto- aged Gouda. Oh my goodness.
    but maybe also camembert, if I’m being bad.

  17. IlinaP says:

    I married a Cheesehead. He is my favorite cheese. ;-)

  18. Carlos Ortiz says:

    A good ol’ cheddar always makes me feel good. :)

  19. C.C. Chapman says:

    I’m really not a cheese person, but I AM all about helping save lives so you still get a comment :)

    Ok, I guess I’ll go with mozzarella, but it has to be melted or I won’t eat it.

  20. Dominggas Nari says:

    I like lots of cheeses, I Loved a kid

  21. Elissa says:

    I LOVE cheese of all kinds. I’m not even sure there’s a cheese I don’t like. But favorite… sometimes it’s a creamy Camenbert; sometimes a sharp old cheddar; and sometimes a salty Manchengo. I need to got get some cheese right now…

  22. Mommy Unmuted says:

    Aged, sharp cheddar.

  23. Jeannette Villalobos says:

    I like to help and I love cheese! ;)

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