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Every Mother Counts

The film No Woman, No Cry which was directed by Christy Turlington Burns. The film shines light on the fact t hat due to substandard maternal healthcare worldwide, "more than 500,000 women die each year during childbirth—and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable." (EMC)

The film airs tomorrow night (5-7-2011) on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 9:30 EST, and there are several ways to get involved beyond just tuning in. One way is to join or host a Watch Party .


ETA for folks in Canada: This is from the event website on FaceBook:

"if you can make it- the Canadian public premiere of NWNC is in Toronto on 5/13, presented by McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health and Grand Challenges Canada. More info http://mrc-nowomannocry.ca/

. NWNC will also be available to be streamed online soon so we would love for you to host a party when that becomes available. We will be sure to keep you all posted!"
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Well my friends, its that time of year again. Blogathon time! What is blogathon you ask? Its a twenty-four hour fundraiser where I stay up all day and night, blogging every half hour as proof and my friends and family sponsor me by donating to my favorite charity. For more information about the actual event check out www.blogathon.org .

This year, as in past years, I have chosen to blog on the behalf of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends is a private no-kill shelter located in rural Utah. They specialize in second chances for animals with severe health and behavioral problems. They rehabilitate animals that other people and shelters had deemed irreparable or those animals that simply ran out of time at other rescues. In recent years they have received much media attention due to their involvement in the rehabilitation of the Michael Vick pitbulls as well as their television show on the National Geographic channel. For further information about Best Friend Animal Sanctuary, including their mission statement, please visit www.bestfriends.org .

To sponsor me follow this link -> http://www.blogathon.org/pledge.php?blogid=57 . It will take you to a sign up page , where you sign up to be a sponsor (takes less that 30 seconds) and then it will redirect you to my page where you can then make a pledge.

For anyone considering sponsoring me, here is an incentive. Anyone who pledges more $10 plus will be entered to win 1 of 3 amazon gift certificates!!

Check out
http://www.blogathon.org/pledge.php?blogid=57  to Sponsor me!

I found the most wonderful book

I was at the Dollar Tree yesterday and found The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering. It looked interesting so I went ahead and bought it, and last night before bed I read the entire thing. Not only the story, but the story behind the story.

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read!

It's the story of how two grandmothers decide to change the world by going to the park and "Not speaking. Not looking at squirrels. Not munching on coconut candy. In actual point of fact, not anything at all." Soon the whole town is talking about them, then the nation, and soon the world.

It's an excellent book filled with a powerful message and I really feel that everyone should read it and share it with their children, friends, and family.

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