Our Red Cross Club, made up of high school students in Onslow and surrounding counties, is joining other clubs across the Eastern North Carolina Region to raise funds to support the purchase of vaccines and raise awareness within our community of the continued need to protect children in the US and abroad against vaccine preventable diseases.
Since 2001, the American Red Cross and its partners have immunized more than 2 billion children against measles, one of the world's deadliest diseases through the Measles and Rubella Initiative. But this is not enough. It is estimated that more than 300 kids—most of them children under the age of 5—still die every day from these preventable conditions.
Just a $10 donation can provide a lifesaving measles vaccination for 10 children; $20 can provide 10 children with the combined measles and rubella vaccines.