Your Photo Could Honor Moms Around the World

Photo: ©2014 Alexander Whittle/World Vision

Photo: ©2014 Alexander Whittle/World Vision

May 1-8 is the Global Week of Action, an international event to unite millions of people around the globe to send one message to world leaders: Maternal and child health matters.

When we talk to leaders about maternal and child health, we are talking about prenatal care and assistance during delivery. We are also talking about clean drinking water, sanitation, nutrition, malaria, planning pregnancies, vaccines, and a multitude of other things that give mothers and children the best chance in life.

How can you participate?

1. Find a picture! Look through your photo albums and choose a picture of you with your mother or with your child(ren).

2. Between May 1-8, post your picture to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram and tag it #MomandMe. Challenge your friends to do the same.

Participate in Global Week of Action by showing the importance of your mom in your life. Help us take a stand for moms and babies by posting to your social networks a picture of you when you were young, with your mom, and tag it with #MomandMe and a message of support for maternal and child health. These photos will be used to tell Congress that maternal and child health are important and you are one of millions who feel this is an important issue.

Sample Tweets or messages could include:

A photo to honor my mom and moms around the world. Better maternal & child health = less global poverty. #MomandMe [pic]

Every mom matters. Supporting moms around the world during #globalweekofaction. #MomandMe [pic]

Using my voice for #GlobalWeekofAction to keep moms alive and get kids #beyond5. #MomandMe [twitpic]

Tweet: Join me for the #GlobalWeekofAction! Healthy babies need healthy moms. Find your pics! #MomandMe @WVUSadvocacy Share that you are joining the Global Week of Action!

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