Tuesday, March 03, 2009

How Many of You are Still Buying Diapers?

The end is in site for me since Chloe peed on the toilet last week, but I still have many more diapers to go before I can shout "We are diaper free!". Who knew you could make a difference in the world with just the purchase of a pack of diapers or wipes? From now until May 1, 2009, parents that buy specially-marked Pampers diapers or wipes triggers funding for one life-saving vaccine of tetanus in less industrialized countries.
Pampers' “One Pack = One Vaccine” campaign is a global initiative with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT), which claims the lives of approximately 128,000 infants and up to 30,000 mothers in less industrialized nations each year. Every four minutes, someone dies of tetanus in a developing country, which is a disease that is completely preventable.
We'll be heading to Yokota Air Base at the end of this week and I'll be looking for the specially marked package of diapers for Chloe. I like knowing that my purchase of one pack of diapers will help prevent a preventable disease in a less fortunate country.

What is Tetanus?

Below is a video of Selma Hyak and UNICEF arriving in Sierra Leone to administor Tetanus vaccines

Become part of the 1=1 Ribbon.


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