Global Mom Relay Launches New Videos Including a Message from Jennifer Lopez on the TOSHIBA VISION Screen in Times Square to Give Millions the Opportunity to Share it Forward to Unlock Donations for Mothers and Children Worldwide

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford help launch videos. Some of NYC’s most influential online moms join for the launch, discussion and photo opportunity.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

The Global Mom Relay will launch two new public service announcements to raise awareness and highlight the power of moms, their friends and families to improve the lives and health of women and children around the world.

The Global Mom Relay partners, participants, and top mom-bloggers join in a special premiere event with a signature “10, 9, 8…” Times Square countdown to debut the relay videos on the TOSHIBA VISION Big Screen in Times Square on Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 12:00 pm ET.

Who:
Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012
Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012
Steve Weatherford, Punter, New York Giants
Lynda Lopez, Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Co-Founder of the Lopez Family Foundation
Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship at Johnson & Johnson
Elizabeth Gore, Resident Entrepreneur, United Nations Foundation
Yoshi Uchiyama, VP, Business Planning, Corp. Communication & CSR Toshiba America Inc

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Where: Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
R Lounge at 2 Times Square
714 7th Ave between 47th and 48th Streets, New York, NY

*Photo opportunity. Media availability.*

To RSVP for the event, contact Darley Tom at dtom(at)unfoundation(dot)org or 202-887-9040.

About the Global Mom Relay
The Global Mom Relay is a groundbreaking series of online conversations to share advice, stories, and inspiration about motherhood as part of the “Global Mom Relay.” Led by co-chairs Arianna Huffington, Jennifer Lopez, Lynda Lopez, Elizabeth Gore, and Sharon D'Agostino, this virtual relay connects moms everywhere through the power of social media in support of the United Nation's Every Woman Every Child movement to help women and children lead healthy lives.

As part of this relay, mothers around the world are mobilizing their voices and their social networks to raise the visibility of the stark statistics on women’s and children’s health: nearly 7 million children around the world will die from preventable diseases this year and every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy.

Each time someone shares a Global Mom Relay piece on Facebook, Twitter, or Email, or donates $5 or more, a $5 donation (up to $62,500 per week) will be donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to one of four initiatives that are helping women and children lead healthy and happy lives – Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), and the Shot@Life campaign.

Created by the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter, The Huffington Post, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Mom Relay combines the power of moms with the power of social mediato raise awareness and raise funds to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children worldwide.

Visit http://www.globalmomrelay.org to learn more and see the calendar of participants in the relay and please see the press release below for more information.

About Toshiba Vision
Prominently positioned below the world-famous New Year countdown ball in New York City’s Times Square business and entertainment district, Toshiba’s massive dual LED signboards, known collectively as “TOSHIBA VISION,” serve a variety of promotional and public-service functions. In addition to illuminating the annual New Year countdown for upwards of 1 billion celebrants worldwide, the Interlocking System connects both boards in brilliant seasonal displays and animated sporting events. From atop One Times Square Building, one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world, TOSHIBA VISION ensures superb domestic and international media exposure, providing the Toshiba brand with unrivalled quantitative and qualitative promotional benefits. For more information on the TOSHIBA VISION LED signboards please visit http://www.facebook.com/ToshibaInnovation.