It’s the season of joy, giving and celebrating. The sad side is that not everyone feels that way. For much of the world, the one thing on their Christmas list is to be healthy or to get the medicine they need.
One thing you don’t know about me is that at this time last year I was crying on the hospital floor watching my baby girl take what I thought was her last breath. She had to be paralyzed and put on a ventilator and for a week she didn’t take a single breath on her own. Amazingly, she is happy and healthy now.
But, my heart broke for the moms and babies in extreme poverty who go through this and can’t get to one of the top hospitals in the nation for care. The devastating reality is that more than 9 million children under age 5 die each year. Two-thirds of these deaths — more than 6 million every year — are preventable.
It’s not fair. It’s not right. I knew I had to do something.
Eighteen nationally known and successful entrepreneurs have come together to support Compassion International’s Child Survival Program. I have founded A Giving Chance. A Giving Chance is an online drawing that is celebrated with two winners receiving a Dream Team Business Makeover from 18 brilliant entrepreneurs. The business makeover team includes online powerhouse Copyblogger.com, well known author and speaker Jonathon Fields and includes and new website, copy, social media campaigns, pr strategy, one on one consulting with the biggest names in the industry, copies of Seth Godin’s Bootstrappers Bible and What Matters Now and more with every dollar raised from the drawing going to Compassion International’s Child Survival Program. The drawing begins on Nov 1, 2012 and runs through Christmas Eve with the winners being announced on Christmas Day.
I’d love your support by entering to win the Dream Team Makeover and sharing A Giving Chance with everyone you know. The coolest catch is that if you win, so does one of your friends.
Please visit http://www.agivingchance.com for the full story and the amazing group of entrepreneurs involved.
Thank you in advance for your amazing support.