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The Soup Was On for SOUP! 2010

Guest Blogger Suzanne attended this year’s SOUP! Event, and she provided the following photos of the event as well!  You’ll see Dawn (of CCIC), Suzanne with two other attendees (including Mile High Mama, Lalagirl!), and Colorado Lieutenant Governor Barbara O’Brien. Suzanne also writes at her blog, Crunchy Green Mom.

One of my favorite parts of blogging is the social aspect of it. I get to meet other women from many facets of society that I might never have met before. Women who work from home or work in high rises downtown. Mothers that stay home and work with their kids, or Mothers who work outside the home and might not get to see their kids all that much.

We all have something in common: We are doing what we love, and we’re helping the community we live in.

For over a decade, the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) has worked to train, inform and assist our community about Children’s Immunizations, the benefits of getting our kids up to date and the detriments of what could happen if you don’t.

So, the past three years they have put on a grea

SOUP! Serves Up Hope to Keep Colorado Kids Healthy

Guest post by Dawn Crawford, Communications Director of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition and friend to mommy bloggers everywhere.

Looking for a fun night out with your mom friends or with the DH? Does warm samples of soup, fine wines, amazing desserts and keeping Colorado’s kids healthy sound like a good time? Then you are invited to attend the 3rd annual Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition SOUP! (Shots Offer Unrivaled Protection) event!

For over a decade, the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition has worked to increase childhood immunization coverage across Colorado. As a way of thanking its partners and supporters in a creative way, the nonprofit is hosting a soup-tasting event.

SOUP! (Shots Offer Unrivaled Protection)
A fundraiser for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition
Tuesday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m.
At the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus

We invite only the best restaurants to attend and this year’s event will include culinary concoctions from:

Guests will be able to get in on the fun by voting for the Best Soup and Most Creative Soup of the year.

In addition to soup there will be desserts, beverages and breads from Great Divide Brewing, Kevin and Tanya Hicks Distribution, City Bakery, Grateful Bread Company, and Café Europa.

This year’s event will also honor the Big Shot of the Year, Lieutenant Governor Barbara O’Brien for her dedication to child’s health issues.

The event is expected to draw over 200 of Colorado’s parents, pediatricians, physicians, nurses, educators, legislators, and public health experts to further CCIC’s mission of protecting Colorado’s children.

Tickets are only $50 per person, $90 per couple, or $35 for professionals under 35. A portion of the tickets are tax-deductible. To purchase your tickets today visit

For more information about the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition visit or follow us on Twitter at @immunizecokids.

Healthy Kids Thank-A-Thon 2009

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Need a unique way to blog about the holiday? Participate in the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition’s Healthy Kids Thank-A-Thon 2009!

This is a FREE, fun, and easy way to utilize social media and celebrate Thanksgiving by promoting health for kids.

We often don’t think about our health until something is “wrong.” The Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition (CCIC) wants to change that. Inspired by the spirit of the season, CCIC wants you to join us in giving thanks for healthy kids!

CCIC works to protect children’s health by ensuring that kids are vaccinated at the appropriate ages to prevent common childhood diseases. Our mission is the same as yours: Keep kids healthy!

In celebration of Thanksgiving, CCIC will be using social media (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) to share parent’s gratitude for healthy kids. Parents, grandparents and mommies-to-be are encouraged to submit comments, photos, videos and blog online explaining why they are grateful for a healthy child. For full details on the Thank-A-Thon visit

From these submissions, CCIC will spread gratitude for healthy kids all Thanksgiving weekend long by tweeting submission on Twitter, creating a video for YouTube and updating the Facebook Fan Page.

How to Give Thanks for a Healthy Kid:

  • Ask readers and other parents to join you and CCIC in giving thanks to healthy kids

Deadline for submissions: Monday, Nov 23, 2009

Thank you so much and have a wonderful holiday season!