Girls Academy Measles and Rubella Initiative
The Girls Academy’s National Advisory Panel’s Community Service Committee is happy to announce the beginning of our Measles and Rubella initiative in collaboration with the American Red Cross’ National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region. Measles kills more than 380 people every day, mostly children. However, with the measles vaccine, more than 23 million lives have been saved since 2000. Every $2 raised during this fundraiser vaccinates one child in a third-world country against Measles and Rubella. Our goal is to vaccinate 2,500 children, equivalent to $5,000. The Community Service committee decided to do this initiative because this fundraiser enables our players to participate in ethical volunteering - to be a leading force of aid in global communities. It is important to remember that the Girls Academy isn’t just a soccer league; it is a union that cultivates young women to be leaders, advocate for their beliefs, and be pioneers of change. So players of the Girls Academy League, let us work together to help those in need.
Measles kills more than 380 people every day, mostly children
In 2018, measles infected over 9 million people
Measles causes a rash, trouble breathing, and flu-like symptoms. It may also cause more serious complications like severe diarrhea, dehydration, pneumonia, brain damage, or even death
Two recommended doses of measles and rubella vaccine cost less than $2 per child
Measles vaccines have saved more than 23 million lives since 2000
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