Every 20 seconds a child dies of a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine. “As a mother, I can’t imagine standing idly by and watching children die. If I can lend my writing and my voice to save a child then it is all worth it,” Lee said when asked about the cause. She points everyone to the foundation’s newest push to eradicate Polio from the world. “Polio only exists in three countries now. With a little effort, no child will ever need to suffer the horror of this disease again.”
For only $20, a child can receive the vaccines to protect against four deadly diseases. As part of the Shot@Life campaign, Lee is adding her platform as a writer, educator and speaker to the fight. She has made it her goal to do more than just raise money for the cause. She will be raising awareness of the plight of millions of children that do not live past the age of 4. These are children that could be saved with one inexpensive injection.
“It is heartwarming to know that there are advocates in every corner of this great country. As citizens, we have the right to call on our legislators to make a difference. As a world leader, we have a responsibility to be at the forefront of the fight to eradicate preventable diseases.”
For more information about Shot@Life and campaign events taking place around the country, visit ShotatLife.org and facebook.com/