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Measles Initiative

(HawaiiNewsNow) - The Measles Initiative was started in 2001 by the American Red Cross and 4 other organizations. At that time, over 750,000 children annually worldwide were dying of Measles, which is one of most contagious and deadliest of all diseases. In first decade, we vaccinated 1 billion children and saved 4.3 million lives. Still, about 450 people die from measles every day. It costs than $1 to vaccinate a child. Our Hawaii Red Cross clubs, including La Pietra, Aiea, and Chaminade, are selling Measles Initiative pins for $1. For more info click HERE

March is Red Cross Month and the Red cross has a lot of events planned for this month:

Zippy's Promotion (March and April)

During the months of March and April, Zippy's will be raising funds for the Hawaii Red Cross. You can help by:

-Purchasing their new Kokua Pac (Korean Chicken, Portuguese Sausage, hot dog, spam, on rice) and 25 cents of each purchase will be donated.

-Purchasing a Red Cross sign at their counters for $1 (all proceeds to the Red Cross)

-Making a customer donation in canisters available at Zippy's restaurants

-In addition, their keiki menu for March and April will include disaster preparedness tips for the family.

Papa-John Promotion (month of March)

During March, Papa John's will have customer donation canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross. In addition, on Wednesday, March 28, Papa John's will be having a special pizza night promotion. Mention the Red Cross promotion that night, fill out a form (also available on Papa John's website) and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

7-11 Promotion (month of March)

During March, 7-11 stores have customer donation canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross.

Circle K Promotion (month of March)

Circle K stores below have collection canisters at their stores. All collections will go to the Hawaii Red Cross

Hats Off Event (Friday through Sunday, March 30, 31 and April 1)

On Saturday, March 31, off duty fire fighters, military service members and other volunteers will be collecting donations in hats at various locations statewide. Volunteers will also be at all Walmart stores statewide the entire weekend.

For more information about the Red Cross click HERE!

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