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.
Find out more about the event here.