Singer Aaron Neville is inspiring people to fundraise for the Children’s Health Fund.

“Children’s Health Fund does incredible work to bring health care to America’s most vulnerable kids. I know. I’ve seen it with my own eyes,” he wrote in an email to supporters of the Children's Health Fund. "From one of the poorest communities in the Bronx to the devastated neighborhoods of the Gulf — including my own childhood neighborhood which is still struggling to recover from Katrina — their doctors are helping kids who otherwise would not get care. And they truly need our help.

“Since I have suffered from asthma my whole life, I know how important access to quality health care is. That’s why I decided to make a difference by creating an online fundraiser for Children’s Health Fund. And you can, too! Simply visit the Children’s Health Fund website and start your own personal fundraiser.

“Here are a few ideas to get you started:

• Dedicate your next special occasion to kids in need and ask your friends and family to make a donation instead of buying a birthday, wedding or anniversary gift.

• Give yourself some incentive to meet a personal goal — maybe run that marathon you’ve always wanted to and have your friends cheer you on by donating.

• Raffle your talent or skills to anyone who donates.

• Have some fun and make a dare — offer to change your hair color, grow a beard, or get a tattoo if you reach your goal!

“What’s great is you can do it any way you want. Everyone’s fundraiser will be different, but the end result will be the same: more kids will get the health care they need. And that’s what counts.

“So please join me and start your own fundraiser. Together, we can help make sure kids throughout America are able to grow up healthy and ready to succeed in life.”

To find out how to start your own fundraiser, click here.

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