From: Caryl M. Stern, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 8:38 PM
Subject: A leading child killer that you can stop
It's hard to imagine, but 24,000 children die every day from
preventable causes, many from diseases like measles,
diphtheria and tetanus.
Yet one simple thing – a vaccine – can save them.
That's why the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is launching an Annual
Fund to provide more immunizations and other lifesaving
programs for children around the world.
UNICEF's goal? To save every child from preventable
diseases. What we need? To take advantage of an Your dollars will go
amazing new opportunity to take our work twice as far. twice as far to save
Make a gift before midnight on March 22 and an
anonymous donor will match your gift dollar-for-
dollar to save children's lives.
As a special thanks for your gift of $75 or more, we'll send you a UNICEF flash drive.
With the exception of providing access to safe water, no other health program – not even
antibiotics – has such a major effect on childhood mortality reduction as the simple
act of providing immunizations.
Immunization works! Polio is on the verge of eradication. Deaths from measles, a major
killer, have declined by 74 percent worldwide.
But the need is still great: preventable disease remains a leading cause of death for children