As a blogger, I always knew that I wanted to not only create a living for myself and my family, I also wanted to find a way to utilize my voice to help give back to causes and organizations that I am passionate about. Earlier this month, I learned that I had been selected as a 2013 Shot@Life Champion, and would be heading to the nation’s capital as a delegate for the state of Missouri.
If you aren’t already familiar, Shot@Life is an organization that helps spread the message about the importance of vaccinations to children in impoverished and under-treated areas. Vaccinations are important because they can help prevent deaths and give children a “shot at a healthier life”.
I first became acquainted with Shot@Life at the Type A Conference last year in Charlotte. During the conference, we learned a lot about how our voices could be used to bring awareness to getting children vaccinated all over the world.
Next month, myself and delegates from 36 other states will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to have training on how we can be of most service to Shot@Life. We will be meeting with key luminaries from the United Nations and will also visit Capitol Hill. I am so excited!
To learn more about Shot@Life, visit their website HERE.
You can follow along with the Champion Summit (which takes place Feb. 10-12th) on Twitter by searching the #globalvax hashtag.
I am so thankful for this opportunity, and cannot wait to share my experiences with you!
Here’s a photo of the 2012 Shot@Life Champions