You may remember that I said in my best/worst last week that I was going to tell you about something I’m doing that’s going to push me out of my comfort zone? Well I’ll soon be going to Papua New Guinea as part of my role this winter as an ambassador for Vicks Road To Relief.
And for me, that’s about as far out of the zone as I could get, short of Mars.
But it’s a good thing and for an excellent cause.
Here is the press release which explains it more succinctly than I could.
MIA FREEDMAN ENCOURAGES AUSTRALIANS TO HELP TWO MILLION CHILDREN ON THE ROAD TO RELIEF FROM PNEUMONIA
With winter finally here, and temperatures dropping, most people are battling to keep healthy and parents are battling to keep their children’s sniffles at bay. Busy mother of three Mia Freedman is about to embark on a different challenge –joining Georgie Parker as an ambassador for the Vicks Road to Relief campaign, which aims to significantly reduce the incidence of pneumonia amongst children in developing countries.
In her capacity as ambassador, Mia will visit neighbouring country Papua New Guinea, a recipient of Vicks Road to Relief support. In conjunction with UNICEF, Mia will witness the desperate need for basic healthcare and immunisation, and encourage Aussie parents to make a real and significant difference to the health of children in developing nations by supporting Vicks Road to Relief.
Mia also encourages everyone to support the campaign online: “If you’re like me and spend a lot of time on the internet you can support the initiative online by joining the Vicks Road to Relief Facebook page. For every fan Vicks will donate an additional measles immunisation to UNICEF1.”
Vicks Road to Relief & Pneumonia
Vicks Road to Relief provides an easy way for Australians to make an enormous, real difference to
the lives of underprivileged children. Every specially marked Vicks product purchased this winter will pay for
one child in a developing country to be immunised against measles, to help in the fight against pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a serious complication of measles and a common cause of death associated with measles. Each year almost two million children in developing countries die from this preventable disease2 – yet it
receives little attention.
All funds raised by the Vicks Road to Relief will be donated to UNICEF, who will ensure that the measles immunisations are administered in the places where they are most urgently needed. This includes Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh & Vietnam.
Here’s how Aussies can help:
1. Buy packs of specially marked Vicks products. Every specially marked Vicks pack sold will
fund 1 measles immunisation, to help in the fight against pneumonia in developing countries.
2. Join the Vicks Road to Relief Facebook fan page. For every fan, Vicks will donate an additional measles
immunisation to UNICEF1. Click here to join.
3. Help be our voice and start a conversation encouraging others to support Vicks Road to Relief, tweet
For more information visit the Vicks Road to Relief website.