The United Nations Foundation recently celebrated the launch of an app for their Shot@Life program, an initiative to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines. The lovely ladies of Trumpeting Media invited us to attend the event and donate to the program, which we happily did.
The UN Foundation worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics to launch the Shot@Life app to help parents track children's milestones while raising awareness of the need for life-saving childhood vaccines worldwide. The premise behind the app is that 1.5 million children die globally each year from a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine - like polio, diarrhea, measles and pneumonia. The parents of those 1.5 million children don't get to celebrate the usual childhood milestones like a first smile, first steps or losing a first tooth.