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Give Thanks for Your Healthy Child

Guest Blog post by Dawn A. Crawford, Communications Director at the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition

Healthy Kids Thank-A-ThonAt the height of the H1N1 scare it’s easy to forget why we are vaccinating children in the first place.  We vaccinate children with the flu vaccine and all childhood vaccine to keep them healthy. We vaccine children to keep kids out of hospital ERs. We vaccinate children to keep them playing and, simply, being a kid.

This Thanksgiving season the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) has created a simple and free way for parents to share their gratitude for healthy children with the CCIC Health Kids Thank-A-Thon.

Parents, grandparents and mommies-to-be are encouraged to submit gratitude statements, photos, videos and blogs online explaining why they are grateful for a healthy child on the Health Kids Thank-A-Thon website.

From these submissions, CCIC will spread gratitude for healthy kids all Thanksgiving weekend long (November 26 – 29) by tweeting parents’ gratitude on Twitter, creating a video for YouTube and updating their Facebook Fan Page.

How to Participate:

  • Visit the CCIC Healthy Kids Thank-A-Thon website to tell us why you are grateful for your healthy child. We encourage you to include a picture of your family or a video of your healthy child.
  • Spread the word to co-workers, patients, neighbors, and friends by posting this flyer and forwarding this blog post.

All submissions are due Monday, November 23.

Make sure to join CCIC for the Thanksgiving weekend in sharing gratitude for all our healthy kids.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

  1. November 17, 2009 at 11:42 am

    Thanks for posting this! I hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving filled with health for all your loved ones.


  1. November 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm

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