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Make Mom Happy by Making a Difference


TORONTO, May 4, 2010 —  This Mother’s Day, choose a card that will show your appreciation to the special mother or caregiver in your life, while also giving a voice to mothers in need around the world. 

Each year, nearly 9 million children under age 5 die from preventable causes and more than 340,000 mothers die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Help UNICEF Canada and the other members of our MomsRule! coalition make maternal and child health a priority at this year’s G8 Summit in Canada by logging on to and choosing from one of eight different Mother’s Day e-Cards to send to your mom.

When you do, you’ll also have the option of sending a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper or U.S. President Barack Obama, urging them to make a commitment towards long-term funding that will help improve the health of mothers and children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Sending an e-Card is quick and easy to do. Visit the MomsRule! website and participate in all that the site has to offer — post a memorable story about your mom, send a letter to G8 leaders and even add a photo of your mom to the website that can be part of our “Momsaic,” an online photo mosaic comprised of the pictures of mothers from around the world.

So this year, skip the card store and send a message that will have a lasting effect for your mom and mothers around the world who need our help.

For more information, visit:

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF, please visit

For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230,
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806,