Pampers And UNICEF – Share Your Wish!
Last year, not long after I started blogging, I was approached by Pampers to help support them in their pledge to team up with UNICEF and eliminate newborn tetanus by providing vaccines to the world’s poorest countries.
Amazingly, Pampers and UNICEF are now marking their ten year anniversary in achieving this goal. Once again I am privileged to say that they have enlisted my help to spread the word to provide these much needed vaccines.
Newborn tetanus claims the lives of 49,000 newborns every year. This is equivalent to one baby’s life every eleven minutes! It is heartbreaking to hear these statistics. To us they are just that, statistics. To mothers in some of the poorest areas of the world, they are the reality of every mother’s worst nightmare – losing their child. A simple vaccine could change this.
This year I have been asked to inspire you by writing about my one wish for my little ones. This is easy for me. Every time I blow a dandelion with my boys, or blow out some candles on a birthday cake, I wish for them to be happy and healthy. I think this is all any mum wants deep down. Anymore than this is a luxury. If I were to elaborate on this I would wish for them to be themselves in life and follow their dreams. Childhood is riddled with do’s and don’ts, and pressure from peers and society. I wish for my boys to be true to themselves from an early age and succeed in whatever it is they want to do. I wish for them to be confident in who they are.
Pampers have created a Wish video that you can view here. I warn you, this video contains a very high level of cuteness! For every time this video is viewed, Pampers will donate one life saving vaccine. In other words for 57 seconds of your time, you could save another baby!
Furthermore, for every view that this blog post gets, Pampers will donate the cost of 3 vaccines to UNICEF. So you have already saved three babies by reading this. Imagine how many you could save by sharing it with your friends. Sharing literally is caring here.
Since the Pampers-UNICEF “1 pack = 1 vaccine” campaign began ten years ago, thanks to the support of parents just like yourself, they have helped to eliminate maternal and newborn tetanus in seventeen countries. This means that an estimated 500,000 newborn babies have been saved and a vaccine has reached a mother and her baby every second. However, there are still twenty one countries where the disease remains a threat.
Please do share this post. It is such a simple thing but it could make the biggest of differences. Thank you! xx