As one of the community leaders for the Million Moms Challenge, I am learning more about the issues that unite us as mothers.
The goal of the Million Moms Challenge is to focus our collective will on the issues that most affect women and children on this planet:
“By engaging a million Americans with millions of mothers in the developing world around issues that directly impact pregnancy, childbirth and children’s health, the Million Moms Challenge will raise awareness and funds to help women and children everywhere survive and thrive.”
The statistics are sobering: “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.”
As one of the fundraisers, these lovely necklaces are for sale. $10 of the $25 purchase price will go towards providing hospital transport for a mother, mother-to-child HIV transmission-prevention, inoculating against tetanus, providing nutrients, and supporting community health workers.
When I saw the necklace, I immediately wanted to offer one to my readers. While I could just donate the money, I am hoping this will encourage you to join the Million Moms movement! For the first 100,000 visitors who join the movement, Johnson & Johnson will donate $100,000 to the Million Moms Challenge fund.
By joining the Million Moms Challenge Community, you are joining the movement…and building that donation!
PRIZE: Million Moms Challenge Sterling Silver Necklace (ARV $25)
RULES: You may enter daily any of the following ways, for a total of up to 4 entries a day:
- Comment on this post, sharing one reason why moms matter.
- Start a new discussion on the Million Moms Challenge Community; leave a comment on this post with the title of your discussion.
- Reply to a discussion on the Million Moms Challenge Community; leave a comment on this post with the title of the discussion.
- Share this contest on any social network where you are allowed to do so; leave a comment on this post with the status update URL as your “website”.
I am a community leader but this contest is not affiliated with Million Moms Challenge, ABC, BlogFrog, or any other partners. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Please do NOT put your e-mail in the body of the comment (I can see it when you put it in the e-mail field). Winner will be chosen at random from the qualifying comments. Shipping to US addresses, only. Entry deadline 11:59 PM EST, October 13, 2011.