What Gives on #GivingTuesday?
Dec 02, 2014

http---pbs.twimg.com-media-B337tNWIIAAzDBnAfter a day of giving thanks and two days for getting big shopping deals, we have arrived at #GivingTuesday.  So what is #GivingTuesday, and what is all the buzz about?

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back.

It’s an opportunity for everyone around the world to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  

It’s a simple idea, and it’s simple to participate. 

Just think about how you spend your days.

What are your grateful for?  What are you passionate about?  

What is the change you want to see in this world?

Now think about how you good it would feel if you could somehow make a difference for those causes that are so dear to your heart.  

If saving children from vaccine preventable diseases is important to you, please consider these simple ways to show your support to Every Child By Two on #GivingTuesday:

Every Child By Two Board Member, Dr. Paul Offit, has offered to match any #GivingTuesday donation we receive.  

  • Give the gift of information.  The sharing of evidence based immunization information is like treasured currency in our efforts to educate people about the value of vaccines.

Share our blog posts, retweet our tweets and invite your friends to “like” our Vaccinate Your Baby Facebook page so that they will understand the benefits life-saving vaccines.  

templeton-blog1-150x150We all have personal experiences that relate to diseases and vaccines.  Some of us have witnessed the horrors of watching a loved one suffer at the hands of a vaccine preventable disease.  Others are forever grateful that vaccines protect us from such pain and suffering.  As you participate in – and even initiate – immunization conversations both online and in your local community, make sure your voice lends value to the cause.

Whether it’s by commenting on a news article, Facebook page or blog, joining in a candid discussion at your child’s school, the local playgroup or doctor’s office, or sharing your story in a guest post here on Shot of Prevention, we hope you will serve as an informational messenger to others who are not as confident or knowledgable about the benefits of vaccines.

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One response to “What Gives on #GivingTuesday?”

  1. alexkramer1 says:


    I’m a journalism graduate student working on a story about the slow uptake of the HPV vaccines. I came across your website because I am hoping to find a parent & teen who are considering getting the vaccine, and based on your website, I thought you might be able to put me in touch with someone who would be willing to discuss their decision-making process.

    Please let me know if you have any questions for me.

    Thank you,
    Alex Kramer

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