Give Thanks for Your Healthy Child

13 Nov

healthy-kids-thanks-a-thon-logoGuest Blog post by Dawn A. Crawford, Communications Director at the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition.

At the height of the H1N1 scare it’s easy to forget why we are vaccinating children in the first place. We vaccinate children with the flu vaccine and all childhood vaccine to keep them healthy. We vaccine children to keep kids out of hospital ERs. We vaccinate children to keep them playing and, simply, being a kid.

This Thanksgiving season the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) has created a simple and free way for parents to share their gratitude for healthy children with the CCIC Health Kids Thank-A-Thon.

Parents, grandparents and mommies-to-be are encouraged to submit gratitude statements, photos, videos and blog online explaining why they are grateful for a healthy child on the Health Kids Thank-A-Thon website –

From these submissions, CCIC will spread gratitude for healthy kids all Thanksgiving weekend long (November 26 – 29) by tweeting parent’s gratitude on Twitter, creating a video for YouTube and updating their Facebook Fan Page.

How to Participate

1) Visit the CCIC Healthy Kids Thank-A-Thon website to tell us why you are grateful for your healthy child. We encourage you to include a picture of your family or a video of your healthy child.

2) Spread the word to co-workers, patients, neighbors, and friends by posting this flyer and forwarding this blog post

All submissions are due Monday, November 23.

Make sure to join CCIC for the Thanksgiving weekend in sharing gratitude for all our healthy kids.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

One Response to “Give Thanks for Your Healthy Child”

  1. Sullivan November 13, 2009 at 05:28 #

    Hey Dawn,

    good to see you here.

    I definitely give thanks for my healthy child. A bit of reality is that many disabled kids aren’t exactly “healthy”. Many do have health issues. I feel that if my kid weren’t healthy, I’d still be thankful for the kid being protected, either through vaccination or through community (herd) immunity.

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