|2013 Shot at Life Advocates storming the Capitol (United Nations Foundation).|
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Shot At Life: Because Kids Still Die from Preventable Diseases
This week I had the privilege to attend the second annual Shot at Life Summit hosted by the United Nations Foundation in D.C. As some of you know, Shot at Life, a campaign devoted to improving children's access to vaccines in the developing world, warms my skeptical, smart-a** heart. This year I returned to the Summit as a mentor. It's not often this carpooling, valentine-supervising part-time laundress gets the chance to sneak out of town for a good cause let alone a good time. My fellow global health do-gooders did not disappoint. I met with many of the 100 new Shot at Life advocates, a remarkable and diverse group of mothers, fathers, college students, doctors, nurses, photographers, home schoolers, teachers and one cartographer.