Mothers around the globe are mobilizing their voices and their social networks as one of the most powerful forces for positive change for women and children in today’s world through Global Mom Relay – a virtual relay with a goal of improving the lives of women and children around the globe.

Created by the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, The Huffington Post, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Mom Relay combines the power of moms with the power of social media to raise awareness and raise funds to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children worldwide. This “virtual relay” brings together 60 days of online conversations, rallying networks of people around the world to join in the relay by commenting, sharing stories, making donations and taking action. It represents a movement of people who refuse to sit by in the face of startling statistics about women’s and children’s health: nearly 7 million children under the age of 5 will die from preventable diseases each year and every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy. The Global Mom Relay will connect people to take action and change these statistics.

From now until May 8, 2013, mothers can take part in the Global Mom Relay through sharing through social media a “relay” blog post, video or online interview by an expert or advocate that discusses motherhood and inspirational moms. Each time a relay post is shared, a $5 donation (up to $8,000 per day or $500,000 total) will be donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to one of four innovative efforts that are helping women and children lead healthy and happy lives — Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, and the Shot@Life Campaign.

For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org/globalmomrelay.

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