David Muir just announced it on ABC “World News,” so now I can tell you what I have been up to: I was chosen as one of five bloggers that will be the community leaders for the Million Moms Challenge.
Holly and Rustin, the amazing brains behind BlogFrog, approached me during a dinner at BlogHer if I would be interested in being involved in this community. Then I got an email detailing more about the project (800 other bloggers were interested) and of course I said yes — and it’s the perfect fit for me.
The Million Moms Challenge is a joint venture between ABC News and the UN Foundation in conjunction with Baby Center and partners around the world (BlogFrog, Baby Center, AMREF (African Medical Research Foundation), World Vision, Text4Baby, Global Giving, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.)
The campaign starts tomorrow (Monday, September 19) with an official announcement on Good Morning America from 8-9am EST and a special event in Times Square.
Million Moms Challenge: Be One in a Million for moms and babies.
The Million Moms Challenge is a historic, first-of-its-kind campaign — a call to action to engage a million Americans with millions of moms in the developing world facing issues impacting pregnancy, childbirth, and children’s health.
The goal is to create a global community, building on the common dream that every mother shares for her child: a healthy pregnancy and a baby who will survive and thrive.
Using the latest new media and social media, this initiative will build a vibrant community that connects moms everywhere around crucial issues that are a priority for all mothers, including the right nutrition to support their pregnancies and trained mid-wives to assist in safe deliveries of newborns.
The Million Moms Community will be the social epicenter of the campaign. Community leaders, partners, visitors and community members can interact with each other, talk about the movement, share media like photos and video, and participate in special live chats.
Topics will include: childbirth, pregnancy, breastfeeding, healthcare, nutrition, special needs, the surprises, traditions, mom advice, loss, adoption, vaccines, and live chats. I’m super excited to be especially active in the pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding discussions.
There are already interesting discussions about raising bilingual children and other topics live in the community — check them out or start your own discussion!
Get involved and make a difference! The Million Moms Community is your forum to connect with like-minded women, moms, global organizations and others who share the goal of helping moms and babies around the world.