As we celebrate the mother’s in our lives, it is important to remember that 1,000 woman will die today because they became a mother. There is a campaign No Mother’s Day that is asking mom’s to forgo their day and go quiet to bring awareness to the fact that most of the 1000 deaths that will happen today are preventable. I chose to not be quiet today because talking about it will hopefully bring awareness.
Here is a moving video talking about the No Mother’s Day.
An easy way to help:
Starbucks is selling a CD Every Mother Counts 2012,which features new or unreleased recordings from artists including Bono and The Edge, Alanis Morissette, Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, Patti Smith and Eddie Vedder. Eight dollars of the $12 price goes to Every Mother Counts.
So as you celebrate this day, give the moms in your life an extra hug today. There are children out there that won’t have that chance.