The Million Moms Challenge is in the final stretch of their Meet the Bellies contest this week. Expectant moms submitted photos of their baby bumps bearing messages to their newborns. Some were funny —”Running out of womb” and some heart-tugging — “Deployed daddy missing my birth.”
You can vote for your favorite of the 12 semi-finalists with just one click. The winner will receive a trip to Australia for a newborn photo shoot with Anne Geddes and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Million Moms for every like on Facebook.
If Million Moms reaches their goal of 100,000 likes on Facebook or signups on their website, Johnson & Johnson will donate $100,000 to help women and children everywhere survive and thrive. They’re just about 10,000 members shy — if you are feeling generous, give them a like! It’s another $1 toward their cause.
The Million Moms Challenge focuses on getting moms access to proper nutrition during pregnancy, assistance by trained midwives for safe deliveries, and other crucial issues affecting mothers and children around the globe. ABC News will feature a 20/20 special, “Making Life: A Risky Proposition” by Diane Sawyer this Friday night in partnership with Million Moms. The special, airing at 11pm ET, investigates what they are calling an “international crime” after finding that about 1,000 women a day die from pregnancy or childbirth, and how it can be prevented.
Photo credit Nina Matthews Photography