I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the Cigna Foundation, in partnership with Samahope. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
A day in the life. That’s all it takes when you’re pregnant and without pre-natal care. Just one day, and the entire future of your baby’s life and your health can change. Even though most moms and soon-t0-be-moms have access to health care, not everyone in the world is so lucky.
Thankfully there are organizations working for all of us moms, uniting to create a safer, cleaner environment for our children. The Cigna Foundation has partnered with Samahope to help raise awareness and funds for women around the world. And you can, too!
Cigna and Samahope
Stories of hope tend to be plentiful this time of year, as the season of giving and joy begins with the fall weather cascading into the holidays. The reality, of course, is that there are those in need every single day of the year, rain or shine, cold or hot, dry or wet. Did you know that every two minutes a woman dies from preventable causes related to pregnancy and birth? The time it took me to type this, we lost a mom trying to bring a bright light of hope into the world.
Samahope is a life-altering, global shifting organization that let’s anyone – including you and me in our comfy chairs in America – to directly fund medical treatments for women and children in need ACROSS the GLOBE! Samahope pools all the donations, small and large, to increase the impact each one of us can make. Then the overstretched, underbudget, poorly equipped doctors can change lives multiple times every day.
The Cigna Foundation supports the Samahope mission because it focuses on helping everyone overcome barriers to good health, which is the cornerstone of a good life. By working with the global organization, the Cigna Foundation can help minimize the factors that too often prevent simple healthcare treatments, including ethnicity, race, gender, age, geography or economics.
Right now, the Cigna Foundation World of Difference grant to Samahope is helping to train local nurses and fund doctors in India to provide treatment and surgery for people in need. Amazing!
10,000 Lives Campaign
What I really want to share with you today is the 10,000 Lives Campaign, because when you know that just $5 – FIVE DOLLARS – can save a mom or a baby’s life, you will want to join the campaign. Samahope is dedicated to protecting lives of women and children in need, so they’re not going to stop until they’ve funded enough birth kits for 5,000 moms and 5,000 babies – 10,000 lives. And they’re already halfway there!
Donate! $5 Can Save a Life
At Samahope, $5 helps fund a birth kit that includes the sterile tools to enable a Skilled Birth Attendant to protect a mother and child from life-threatening complications during childbirth. These simple tools are all it takes to ensure moms and babies have a clean and healthy birth environment, but we take many of them for granted.
Join the Global Challenge
To help Samahope finish their mission and help 5,000 women deliver their babies safely, visit the Donation Page. You can set it for any amount that you want, even if it’s less than $1. Make a difference and #GiveHopeWithCigna.