Be the Change: Save a Life promises to expose the biggest global health challenges and give voice to some of the most promising innovators.
Recently, our friends at ABC News launched Be the Change: Save a Life, a year-long global health initiative intended to bring attention to today’s most pressing global health challenges and to give voice to some of the most promising innovators in world health. Beginning with an hour-long special on 20/20, Americans were introduced to five organizations on the frontlines of global health: organizations like Embrace, founded by a group of Stanford students, which produces a low-cost incubator for premature infants in the developing world; charity: water, whose founder abandoned the Manhattan party scene to build wells in Africa; and Wuqu Kawok, which provides life-saving food supplements to malnourished children in Guatemala.
Here at GOOD, we’ve been proud to partner with ABC on the initiative, developing a platform—Saveone.net—devoted to gathering stories, offering solutions, and acting as a clearing-house for people who want to know more, get involved, or donate. In the three weeks since Saveone.net launched, thousands of people across the country—in fact, from every U.S. state—have pledged more than $650,000 to projects saving lives throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. We’re thrilled to be a part of this effort, steering critical funds to truly innovative projects that will save countless lives. It’s one of the reasons we love what we do. For more information, visit Saveone.net and join the growing Be The Change community on Facebook.
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