Friday, April 26, 2013

Event Recap: My Shot@Life Fundraising Event at Ay Chiwowa!

Last night, over 50 people gathered at Ay Chiwowa! - a fun new restaurant specializing in fine tequila in Chicago - to take some shots... for life.
My goal in planning this fundraiser was to share the Shot@Life movement with others while also raising some money to provide for lifesaving vaccines for children during this World Immunization Week.

I am so proud to have met both goals! 

Over 50 people were in attendance, and I was able to raise over $500 that will all directly benefit Shot@Life. We had wonderful food and service from Ay Chiwowa, and the party space was just perfect. This was officially the first time in my life that I was encouraging people to take shots! (made me feel like a college student again!).

Thanks to everyone who came to the event last night, over 100 babies will be receiving lifetime protection against polio and measles! 

Planning this event was hard work but mostly a lot of fun. I was so happy to see some new and old friends in the crowd, everyone supporting this great cause.

This morning, NPR featured an outstanding report on the global push to eradicate polio for good. Take a moment to listen to it if you haven't already.

If you weren't able to attend the event last night and you'd like to learn more, be sure to visit Also, visit my Team Immunity Page, where you can view the funds raised last night and donate more if you'd like, at

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