By: Mark Leon Goldberg on December 16, 2010 Ed note: The following is a special guest post from NBA Legend and Measles Initiative Supporter, Dikembe Mutombo. Think playoff games have high stakes? Today, another 450 people – mostly children – will die from measles. Join me today to help stop this preventable disease from claiming more innocent lives. Watch this short video to learn why I’m working with the United Nations Foundation and its Measles Initiative partners to help vaccinate children around the globe. Then consider pitching in to help save lives – one vaccination at a time: For every dollar you donate, the United Nations Foundation will protect another child. If we all do what we can – pitch in a few dollars –we can easily vaccinate an entire village. Thanks to donations people have generously sent in from around the country, the Measles Initiative has already been able to immunize 700 million children in less than a decade. But this deadly disease still threatens the lives of millions of children. A new measles outbreak is reported every day. We’ve got to make sure this disease doesn’t rebound and take more innocent lives. Donate today, and make a contribution that will last a lifetime. Thanks in advance for making saving children’s lives a part of your legacy.