GOOD MORNING AMERICA OPPORTUNITY FOR WV STAFF & SUPPORTERS
ABC News is launching an historic, first of-its-kind campaign on Good
Morning America on Monday, September 19th, called The Million Moms
Challenge – and we want you to be a part of it.
The Challenge is a call-to-action to engage a million Americans with
millions of moms overseas to raise awareness about the challenges facing
moms and babies in the developing world. (Did you know, for example, that
every 90 seconds a woman dies in childbirth?)
The Million Moms Challenge will be featured in weekly segments across ABC
News (including Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer,
Nightline and 2020)… leading up to a Diane Sawyer primetime hour in
December on maternal health.
So what do we want you to do? It’s really easy:
1. Show up at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning September 19th – outside
ABC News’ Times Square Studio – on the southeast corner of 44th and
Broadway. You’ll be finished by 9. Feel free to wear T shirts
from our partner organizations – or even printed with pics of your
2. Hold up the index finger of your right hand, and open your
3. Write or stamp the words “Million Moms” on the palm of your
left hand . We have stickers…and self-inking stamps and markers – all
with washable ink. (Handwriting is nice, too.)
4. Kids can write on their hands – even draw pictures of their
5. When the shot is live…Smile for the camera!
Bottom line: we’re asking folks to raise their hands for moms and babies
around the world.
Remember, you don’t have to be a mom to help a mom. You just have to be one
in a million.