Comments Are Currency Buying Healthy Lives During Blogust '13
Aug 01, 2013

blogust-blog-post-logoIt takes just a moment or two to post a comment on a blog.
But would you comment more if you knew that for every comment you made someone would purchase a life-saving vaccine for a child? 
How would you feel knowing that your comments are helping to give children around the world a shot at a healthy life?
Well, wonder no more. 
Thanks to a generous donation from Walgreens and the amazing collaboration between the Shot@Life campaign and 31 special bloggers, we introduce Blogust ’13.  In a blog post entitled “Passing the Torch”, Shannon Carroll explains how her involvement with Blogust last year resulted in 10,000 children being vaccinated.  Now, as Blogust ’13 launches today the impact is expected to be even greater.
Every day in August, a writer will share a story about a young person who is important in their life or an experience of their own at a certain age. On August 1st, a 1-year-old’s story will be shared; on August 2nd, a 2-year-old; and so on, every day throughout the month. For every comment on any of the 31 posts, Walgreens Pharmacy will donate a life-saving vaccine (up to 50,000 vaccines) to give children around the world a shot at life.
As we mark the first day of National Immunization Awareness Month, we invite you to read, share, and comment on as many of the select Blogust ’13 posts as you can throughout the month.  And if you need a subtle reminder, sign up to receive an email here which will provide you with the daily links to the newest Blogust post.
It’s really that simple.  With Walgreens matching each comment with a vaccination for a child, be sure to comment every day and ask others to do the same.  One comment = one vaccine and the potential to change a child’s life for the better.   So, what are you waiting for.  The first post is already up and waiting for you here.

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3 responses to “Comments Are Currency Buying Healthy Lives During Blogust '13”

  1. Such a smart idea! Love the fact that Walgreens is now a sponsor. Knowing that they are an advocate for global health gives them extra points . Its inspiring to hear so many children were protected as a result of last year’s Blogust. Hopefully that number can be doubled!

  2. Mary Merrell says:

    What a wonderful story. It embraces the essence of the importance of paying attention to life and sharing those memories.

  3. polkimmi says:

    Reblogged this on Highlands County Immunization Task Force and commented:
    Here is a great way to celebrate August as National Immunization Awareness Month!!

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