Molly Ringwald joined Cheddar to raise awareness with the National Meningitis Association (NMA) campaign to vaccinate children against meningococcal meningitis even as the numbers of teens getting the recommended second dose fell dramatically during the pandemic, according to the actress. She noted that the disease, though rare, can be fatal, recounting the story of NMA's president Leslie Maier, whose 17-year-old son died within 24 hours of showing symptoms. Ringwald, who starred in numerous teen-related films in the 1980s, also discussed the value of preserving art that might be considered problematic from a modern viewpoint.