Every mother in the world wants the same thing:
A healthy, safe pregnancy, and a baby who will survive and thrive.
these basic human rights are out of reach.
You don’t need to be a mom to help a mom.
You just need to be one in a million.
The BlogFrog is working with ABC News, The United Nations Foundation, and BabyCenter to help launch an historic, first of-its-kind campaign called the Million Mom Challenge.
The Million Moms Challenge is a call of action to engage one million Americans with millions of moms overseas in developing countries. To discuss issues that impact pregnancy, childbirth, and children’s health. To raise awareness regarding the challenges moms and babies face in the developing world.
The goal is to create a global community, building on the common dream that every mother shares for her child: a healthy pregnancy, a safe birth and a baby who will survive and thrive.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A woman dies every 90 seconds from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. 90% of deaths are preventable. As many as 3.3 million babies die before they turn even one month old.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Million Moms Fund will support world-class nonprofit organizations in their groundbreaking work to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries for millions of women. These dedicated organizations train midwives and health workers, provide much-needed vaccinations and nutritional support for newborns and children, increase access to healthcare for expecting mothers and help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Million Moms Fund will help millions of women and children in the developing world by promoting healthy pregnancies, safe childbirth, and children who survive and thrive.
Million Mom Challenge Project Message
You don’t have to be a mom to help a mom. You just have to be one in a million.
– Million Moms Challenge, Million Moms Challenge
To successfully launch the Million Moms Challenge, The Blogfrog is asking YOU to consider joining the BlogFrog team and other women in Times Square in NYC on September 19th to be on Good Morning America and literally raise your hands for moms and babies around the world.
The Million Moms Challenge will be featured in weekly segments across ABC News (including Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline and 2020) leading up to a Diane Sawyer primetime hour in December on maternal health. If you live in New York or nearby, please come!
So what are the directions for ? It’s really easy:
1. Show up at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning September 19th – outside ABC News’ Times Square Studio – on the southeast corner of 44th and Broadway. (You’ll be finished by 9)
2. Write or stamp the words “Million Moms” on the palm of your left hand -preferably in washable marker.
3. When it’s time, hold up the index finger of your right hand, and open your left palm, like this:
4. Kids can write on their hands, too – even draw pictures of their moms!
5. The audience coordinator will let you know when the shot is live…Smile for the camera!
Remember, you don’t have to be a mom to help a mom. You just have to be one in a million.
What if you can’t make it to Time Square but want to support the campaign?
1)Snap your own picture with the Million Moms symbol and send it ASAP to MillionMomsPictures@gmail.com. (Send it by Monday morning!) 2)You can also tweet about the Million Mom Challenge – Tweet: “I’m one in a million for healthy moms & babies around the world.” 3) Sign the petition HERE* 4)Tell All Your Friends About it.5)”Like” the Million Moms Challenge Facebook page. 6)Find other ways to be a part of this movement for change at their official website http://www.MillionMomsChallenge.com that launches Monday September 19th. Go the community tab and become a member.
In October, BabyCenter will host the BabyCenter’s ABC Million Moms Challenge Global Baby Shower, an online party that will be held on Twitter and The BabyCenter Community. As soon as I get the date I will let you know, so keep your eyes peeled.
You don’t have to be a mom to help a mom. You just have to be One in a Million.