Moms +SocialGood, an event dedicated to the power of moms and families to create a better future for their communities, today announced actress and Save the Children Ambassador Jennifer Garner; journalist and anchor of ABC World News Tonight, David Muir; world-renowned photographer and Shot@Life Global Advocate, Anne Geddes; and 55 fifth graders from the renowned PS22 Chorus will join the one-day event.
Co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and Johnson & Johnson, with support from BabyCenter and The Huffington Post, the speakers will be a part of the one-day event on May 1 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan. Moms +SocialGood will share ideas and draw attention to some of the greatest challenges facing women and children, and put moms and dads at the forefront of the discussion on how to tackle these issues. The PS22 Chorus will close out the day with a special live stage performance, and the entire event will be broadcast globally via LiveStream.
Mothers, no matter where they’re from or how they live, all have one thing in common: they want better lives for their children. But in some parts of the world, pregnancy and child birth is a time fraught with worry. Every day, 18,000 children die before their 5th birthdays, mostly from preventable diseases. Moms +SocialGood will leverage influential voices to help focus the world’s attention on ways to improve the health and wellbeing of women and children.
Moms +SocialGood will also kick off the third annual Global Moms Relay, a digital dialogue to help boost health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere. The online relay will run from May 1 to June 19, featuring celebrities and community leaders from New York to Nairobi answering the question, “What kind of world do you want for your family by 2030?” For each social media share, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1, up to $300,000, to one of four causes that boost health and happiness for moms and children around the world—MAMA, Shot@Life, Girl Up, and UNICEF.
UN Foundation: Tina Musoke, tmusoke(at)unfoundation(dot)org
Johnson & Johnson: Alexandra Holland, aholland(at)its(dot)jnj(dot)com
About Moms +SocialGood
Moms +SocialGood is a one-day event dedicated to the power of moms and families to create a better future for their communities, and the role of social media and philanthropy to boost health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere. Hundreds of the brightest and most passionate people will gather on May 1, 2015 at the New York Times Center in Manhattan to share ideas and inspire action for improving the health and wellbeing of women and children. Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, and Johnson & Johnson, with support from BabyCenter a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, and The Huffington Post, this unique gathering will focus the world’s attention on ways to address some of the greatest health challenges affecting women and children today. Anyone, from anywhere, will be able to participate in the dialogue by tuning into the discussion via live stream and social media. http://www.MomsPlusSocialGood.org
About the Global Moms Relay
The United Nations Foundation and Johnson & Johnson, with support from BabyCenter, a member of and The Huffington Post created the Global Moms Relay, a global conversation among mothers and their friends to create change. From May 1 to June 19, 2015 (just before Mother’s Day through Father’s Day), each day a celebrity, community leader, or everyday mom and dad, will share a personal story on the kind of future they want for their family and the world, and then “pass the baton” to the next contributor. Each time you share one of these posts via social media, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) to help improve the health and wellbeing of moms and kids worldwide through the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), Shot@Life, Girl Up and UNICEF. For more information, visit http://www.GlobalMomsRelay.org