Shot@Life is one year old and is celebrating with a Birthday Bash! As part of the celebration I’d like to introduce to you a Shot@Life champion. I will let her tell you about herself in her own words:
I’m Lori Harding, mother of 3, aunt to 20, sister to 7 and married for 23 years.
I work for Zions Bank, in Salt Lake City as a Region Sales Manager in the Salt Lake Region and have been here for 17 years.
I have served on many boards and in many positions supporting, advocating and protecting the youngest among us – our children, our future! Currently I hold an appointed position with the Utah State PTA, a board member for Adoption Exchange, United Way Leadership Council for the United Way of Salt Lake and a presenter for Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace University, along with teaching 9 and 10 year olds for my church.
How did you hear about Shot@Life?
I heard of Shot@Life thru my association with Mom Congress. I am the 2010 Utah Delegate for Mom Congress and a 2011 and 2012 Mom Congress mentor and presenter.
Why did you get involved?
My passion is children, protecting them, educating them and striving to provide a safe and nurturing future for them. When the opportunity came to raise my voice on a national scale by networking with other mothers, I knew I had to get involved.
What have you done over the past year to help spread the word about Shot@Life and the importance of expanding access to global vaccines?
Over the past year I have worked within my networks to further the cause by educating and promoting Shot@Life. I have been the Utah State PTA Health Commissioner and actively involved in many different committee’s and networking groups. I have held Shot@Life parties, put together community awareness events and staffed many health focused table events. In 2012 Shot@Life welcomed political leaders and religious leaders in a gathering in Salt Lake City where we hosted a panel discussing what has been done, what needs to be done, and how we can further the relationship between Utah and Shot@Life.
What’s your favorite birthday tradition?
One of my favorite birthday traditions growing up was going shopping with my grandmother. She would make it a very special day. I enjoyed spending time with her, dressing up and going downtown Salt Lake City. We would go to lunch and then shopping at ZCMI (now Macy’s). This tradition continued until I was 18.
What milestones did you experience with Shot@Life during their first year?”
One of my most eye opening experience during the first year with Shot@Life is the realization of just how much can be done when good motivation and energy converge on a very important global issue. Thru the power of social media, my voice has been shared across the globe. I have many passionate friends and colleagues who have stepped up, opened their pocketbooks and their hearts to further the cause! Even my children have chosen to donate our family Giving Jar to Shot@Life so that others can have a better life.
Thank you so much to Lori, for all her work! To learn more, visit the Shot@Life website, and join in the Birthday Bash!
Disclosure: I have partnered with Shot@Life to help spread the word about World Immunization Week. I have received absolutely nothing for sharing this with you! 🙂