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Celebrating global motherhood


May 9, 2013 BY Amy DiElsi

 

Yesterday, more than 4,400 people from around the world gathered in person and online to discuss motherhood as part of Mom+Social, the first-ever event focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere.

Some of the brightest and most passionate people working to improve child, maternal, and reproductive health including Carolyn Miles, Christy Turlington Burns, Jennifer Lopez, Lynda Lopez, and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek gathered at the 92YTribeca in New York City to share ideas, raise awareness, and inspire action.


This unique gathering concluded the Global Mom Relay, a 62-day online conversation connecting moms and experts in all 50 states and 141 countries to share their personal experiences and global causes they careabout. And by sharing, they unlocked donations in support of the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child movement. Over 90,000 actions were taken and more than $450,000 raised to help moms and children!

This is only the beginning of a global movement to support moms.  From now until September, we’re collecting ideas about the best way the global community can support mothers and will deliver these solutions to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. You can share your solution at www.momplussocial.org.

Couldn’t make it or want to relive the inspirational day again? Watch the recorded livestream and see the photos from the event!

 

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