Bacchus Marsh Residents Can Help Stamp Out Measles

A Darley resident is doing what she can do to help stamp out measles in third world countries.

According to the Melton Leader, local Jennie Fraine is launching her ‘Stamp Out Measles” Campaign this week with a concert at the Impresario Theatre this Saturday.

Jennie started up the measles campaign after she visited Africa and saw that children were dying from diseases that can be preventable with a simple vaccine.

Unfortunately though, these children can’t afford to pay for their vaccinations, and so it is up to communities like Bacchus Marsh to help chip in to help them out and hopefully stamp out the disease altogether.

Everyone in Bacchus Marsh can help support the campaign and its goals by heading to this Saturday’s concert. The concert will start at 7:30pm and it will include performances by A-Choired Taste of Gospel, the Melton Multicultural Women’s Choir, tap dancers, a choir from Performing Arts Headquarters and a crooner. There will also be a performance and drumming workshop by Drummer Girl prior to the show.

All proceeds from the night will go to the Grates Foundation via the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club who will also be matching the money raised dollar for dollar.

It only costs $1 to vaccinate a child, so every single dollar raised really does help.

If you would like to head to this Saturday’s concert you can purchase tickets by calling 5367 6976. You might also like to follow the Stamp Out Measles campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StampOutMeasles.