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A Surge to the Finish Line

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The Global Mom Relay is in its final days.

Your help in reading and sharing these amazing stories of motherhood and empowerment have helped raise over $330,000 for Shot @ Life, MAMA, Girl Up and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. It’s been an incredible effort.

But like with any relay, a big push in the final leg can make a huge difference.

We’re asking for your help to close out Global Mom Relay with a bang. Keep visiting the Global Mom Relay page until May 6 to read and share the post of the day. Tell your friends. Every share means another $5 gets donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Gates Foundation.

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In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the perspectives you might have missed over the last two weeks.

Amy Graff interviewed Dr. Paul Offit, the pediatrician who helped create the rotavirus vaccine. It’s fascinating to hear how he was inspired to begin this work that has saved so many lives worldwide.

When Tania Ratu’s son, Mareko, was born with liver cancer, she relied on the support of other mothers, both online and off. She encourages us all to do the same by helping moms in developing countries get access to the lifesaving vaccines they need.

Paralympian Dennis Ogbe contracted polio at age 3 and overcame many challenges with the help of his mother. His compelling story about how polio affects the entire family shines a light on the importance of childhood vaccinations.

Moms can change the world, says journalist Anne Curry. Watch her video interview where she looks back on her own mother’s history, her childhood and shares a view of the world she wants her children to inherit.

We hope you’ll help us not just reach the finish line of the Global Mom Relay, but surge through it with a flurry of sharing and donations!

Gigi Ross is a wife and mom of two kids (a 10 year-old boy and an 8 year-old girl) living in San Diego, CA. Gigi works as a content and community manager for Johnson & Johnson. A blogger and writer in her spare time, Gigi’s work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Babble, BlogHer and Mamapedia. She keeps her personal blog at KludgyMom.

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