TALENT SHOW AT UH SUPPORTS MEASLES ERADICATION
Although more than 345,000 children around the world die each year
from measles, the disease is preventable. Thanks to a vaccine that
costs less than $1, the treatment is one of the most cost-effective
public health interventions for preventing deaths.
To help spread that message, the Houston Red Cross Chapter’s
Youth Services and the University of Houston’s Pre-Med Honor
Society are hosting an “Impress to Immunize”student
talent competition at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at the Houston
Room, 251 University Center.
The event will feature students from the University of Houston,
Rice University and local high schools. As part of the first Red
Cross measles initiative campaign led by youth nationwide, every
dollar raised at the competition will vaccinate a child against
The audience will decide the winners, who will receive prize packages
from local talent agencies. Sponsors include Chipotle, Jamba Juice
In addition to the talent competition, Red Cross volunteers and
students from the University of Houston, Rice and more than 20 high
schools are raising funds and awareness for the measles initiative
on campus throughout April. They are giving presentations, broadcasting
announcements, organizing "Wear Red and White for Measles Vaccines"
days and selling measles pins.
The initiative’s goal is to raise $5,000 and reach 5,000
people in Houston, said Julia Wong of the Houston Red Cross Chapter’s
Tickets for the talent competition are $10 at the door. Advance
tickets may be purchased for $5 by calling
(713) 313-5325 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
||“Impress to Immunize”
Red Cross Talent Competition
||6-10 p.m., Saturday, April 14
251 University Center
University of Houston – Entrance 1
||Houston Red Cross Chapter’s
Youth Services and the University of Houston’s Pre-Med
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