Wednesday, October 28, 2015

$5 Can Save 2 Lives and You Can Help #GiveHopeWithCigna


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.

I have 2 babies (ages 3 and 12) and am very blessed to have had great health care during and after both. If it wasn’t for diligent dr’s and hospital staff I wouldn’t be here today and neither would my girls. To say that I had life threatening illnesses during my pregnancies is an understatement. It’s 2015 and very scary to know that every two minutes a woman dies from preventable causes related to pregnancy and birth. The Cigna Foundation has partnered with Samahope to help raise awareness and funds to improve the maternal health and safe childbirth resources provided to women around the world.

photo credit to Samahope




I know you are probably used to seeing the ads on TV saying donate to help this and donate to help that. Here are some numbers, number that surprised me and may surprise you as well. $5! $5 is the amount of money it costs to help save not one but two lives. At Samahope, $5 helps fund a birth kit. This kit includes the sterile tools to enable a Skilled Birth Attendant to protect a mother and child from life-threatening complications during childbirth. We sometimes take things like a simple kit for granted, because we usually don’t have an issue getting a kit or getting care when giving birth. These women do have a problem and we can do something to help them.

photo credit to Samahope


I think it’s a big goal, but an awesome goal at the same time that Samahope wants to help 5,000 women deliver their babies healthy. So in all, that’s 10,000 lives they want to save and even more impact. That what all us parents want is a healthy birth right? No matter how much pain I was in ro all the complications I had, that’s all I wanted. To me I could recover from my issues but I had to give my kids the best outcome I could give them.

To help all the moms 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. Not only will they have the right tools for the moms, but the right medical team.

photo credit to Samahope
If you are able to, please help and donate the $5 to fund a safe birth kit. To me it’s one of the best $5 I will spend today.


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