Having so many kids, (and one which is a tween involved in tons of church activities and social events), makes life complicated enough. Add to that the burden of someone always being sick, and there’s a lot that I or my kids end up missing – church, a night at the movies, time at Grandma’s, time with friends. The list goes on and on.
Then there’s the looming threat of the H1N1 virus. I opted not to give my kids the vaccine, and Parker ended up getting the virus. He was down for the count for weeks. He and I sat home, night after night, missing church services, church activities, and countless other fun things we could have been doing.
The Clorox Company wants to help spread the word about flu prevention, and they have teamed up with former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey. Together, they are launching “I Don’t Want to Miss” – a national campaign to get teens and their teachers involved in flu prevention.
This is one of the most unique and fun programs I have heard of to get teens involved in something as important as staying healthy. Here’s the deal: Gather up your glee club, show choir, or school music group and develop a video performance of a song written by Berklee College of Music student Will Wells. The song talks about what they don’t want to miss out on if they were home sick and why prevention is so important. What does the winning school get? They’ll get a music class led by former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey! How fun!
And that’s not all! For every entry submitted, The Clorox Company will donate $100, (and up to $10,000), to the Sophia’s Heart Foundation. This charity was founded by Gokey in honor of his late wife, Sophia, and dedicated to helping children achieve academic success via musical training and restoring musical dreams in children. Sounds like a great charity to me!
If you’ve got musically inclined teenagers, click here to learn more about the “I Don’t Want to Miss” Contest and how they can get involved. The teachers of the first 100 groups to submit will receive a wellness care package from The Clorox Company. So don’t delay!
Now for some Flu Prevention Facts, courtesy of the Clorox page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Clorox):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children and teens over 6 months and up to age 18 get flu vaccinations.
Tips to Help Spread Protection
* Get your flu shot
* Frequently wash your hands
* If you are sick with flu-like illness stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone
* Disinfect your home and talk to your friends about disinfecting their home as well
Regularly disinfect these frequently touched surfaces
* LIGHT SWITCHES
* REMOTE CONTROLS
* COMPUTER MOUSE
* TOILET HANDLE
* REFRIGERATOR HANDLES
* MICROWAVE HANDLES
* BEDSIDE TABLES
* PLASTIC TOYS
Head to the Clorox page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Clorox) to read more about flu prevention, see videos, or just become a fan of this terrific company! And get your teen’s school involved in this fantastic contest. Full details can be found here.
Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Clorox and received $20 thank-you gift certificate.