4th Annual Shots for Holly Flu Season Kickoff Party

4th Annual Shots for Holly Flu Season Kickoff Party

4th Annual Shots for Holly Flu Season Kickoff Party

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August 10, 2017
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“4th Annual Shots for Holly Flu Season Kickoff Party”

CYPRESS, Texas – The Shots for Holly crew is gearing up for the 4th annual Flu Season Kickoff Party, set for Sept. 9 at The Shack, 12710 Telge Road in Cypress.

“We want to invite everyone out to join us,” said Dr. Michelle Becker, founder and president of Shots for Holly. “We’ll be there from 11 to 2. We’ll have information about the flu, prevention and inoculations, as well as our infamous bus for picture-taking, raffle items and games.

“One of our clinic partners will be there to administer the flu shots. And, we’re super excited to announce that the band Soul Shine will be with us that day, providing a backdrop of great music for our festivities.”

Proceeds from the raffle items will fund ongoing educational programs.

“We will have several items up for grabs in our raffle. You don’t need to be present to win,” Becker said. “Check our Facebook page and website for details on how you can purchase tickets for a wagon loaded up with party supplies, as well as a grill, and other fun items.”

Each year, approximately 50,000 people die of flu-related complications, according to the Center for Disease Control. Deaths among young people 29-45 are on the rise.

“Thanks to our supporters, in the last three years, we have raised more than $70,000, facilitated over 700 flu shots, traveled over 4000 miles in our bus, and made over 50 appearances at medical facilities and health expos to raise flu awareness,” Becker said.

About Shots for Holly
Cy-Fair resident Dr. Michelle Becker and a team of dedicated volunteers started Shots for Holly on Jan. 31, 2014, following the death of a friend. 41-year-old Holly Munsinger, who succumbed to the flu virus. Once believed to be a virus that affects mostly children and the elderly, the recent flu outbreaks affect all ages. Still, less than 50 percent of the population is vaccinated against the flu virus. Thus, the Shots for Holly team built a multi-purpose platform to raise awareness concerning the dangers of the flu virus, the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine, and provide flu shots to people in need.  The Corporation’s mission shall be to educate the general public on the benefits of receiving an annual flu vaccine, dispel the myths inhibiting the receipt of an annual flu vaccine, facilitate the receipt of annual flu vaccinations through charitable means, and provide charitable relief to the families, especially minor children, of persons who have passed away from flu related illnesses. Shots for Holly is a 501(c)(3) charity organization. For more information, go to www.shotsforholly.org.
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Contact:
Michelle Becker, VP Marketing & Public Outreach
michelle@michellebecker.com, (713) 553-4298