Monday, October 3, 2011

Million Moms Challenge. I'm one in a million, are you?

Join the Million Moms CommunityIf you are a mom, a dad, a son, a daughter, a blog writer, a blog reader,... please join the Million Moms Challenge (MMC) to help change and save the life of mothers and children around the world. It is very simple to do it!

I have been blessed with a very healthy pregnancy and delivery surrounded by good doctors and proper care, but this is not the reality for many mothers in some parts of the world. Together we can change that by embracing the MMC campaign.

As it is stated on the MMC official website:
  • "Every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth. Most of those deaths are in the developing world. 
  •  1 in 5 women in Africa loses a baby in her lifetime. In richer countries, that number is around 1 in 125. 
  • Almost 8 million children die each year before their 5th birthdays—that's almost 21,000 children each day—from largely preventable causes."

The MMC was announced on ABC News on September 16th and launched on Good Morning America on September 19th. Hundreds of supporters gathered in New York at the Times Square for that event.

The Million Moms Challenge is a campaign for hope and change, focusing on many important issues as to bring global awareness and support for healthy pregnancy and childbirth. There are more than a dozen partners working together on this challenge as ABC News, the UN Foundation, Baby Center, Johnson & Johnson, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Unicef,, Global Giving, BlogFrog, GAIN (Global Alliance for improved nutrition), Mothers to mothers, Care, Save the Children, The White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood, World Vision, AMFEF, and others.

You can take an action by:

    If you have a blog, you can also participate by:
    • Writing a post about the Million Moms Challenge and having it featured on the ABC News MMC official site.
    • Posting the Million Moms Challenge badge on your blog. You can find the code on the right sidebar within the MMC BlogFrog community.
    • Being a part of the MMC community  

      As their slogan says: "You don't need to be a mom to help a mom. You just need to be one in a million."

      Many celebrities have raised their hands in support of this challenge and so have I.

      Now it's your turn!

      Watch the ABC News Video:

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      1. Hi! Thanks for writing such an informative and important post. It's such an important topic for everyone to know about...I'm going to put it on my blog 'to do ' list!
        Visiting from Vb Members To Remember

      2. I like advocacies like this. It is heartbreaking to know that a lot of woman still die from childbirth and/or pregnancy. I'm signing the petition and explore the other ways giving support.

        Janie via vB

      3. I had not heard about this campaign good on J&J. I recently read about a midwifes journey in a third world country it was heartbreaking. Thanks for posting this.

      4. Astounding facts! Thanks so much for bringing awareness and support on this issue. My hand is raised!

      5. Thank you all for the support. I also think that it is a great Campaign. We can really help mothers and children just by signing the petition!

      6. Thanx for sharing this information!

      7. Your blog is Truly amazing! and you always find such wonderful things to write about!

        I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you have been Featured and awarded on my blog!
        Your Award

        Congrats and Keep being AMAZING!

      8. I like your blog. New follower from the sits girls forum.

      9. Oh this is such a good informative post. Indeed, it's good to have a mom helping a mom. Thanks for sharing :)

      10. Hi, Nicole here from Romanian Princess. I love your blog, I'm your newest follower! Please come stop by my blog and if you like it, PLEASE follow! Thanks!

        XoXo Nicole Mariana

      11. Will definitely have to do this as soon as I can get time. (Monday) :)

        I am following now. (I keep a live link on my blog of those I visit.)

        - Priscilla

      12. Hey,this is a very informative page,i am a first time mother and my son was diagnosed with a serious heart defect,i have a campaign running on indiegogo and i really hope you can help me in spreading the word about it,the link is

      13. I joined a blog hop today and you were the blog that followed the glad I came to visit! I've joined the campaign and thank you for posting this info! Hope you will come and visit me:

      14. Thanks for sharing this. Wow I can't get over the statistics. I'm going to share this on my blog too. thanks


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