Global Team of 200

Global Team of 200 is a highly specialized group of members of Mom Bloggers for Social Good that concentrates on issues involving women and girls, children, world hunger and maternal health.

Our Motto: Individually we are all powerful. Together we can change the world. We believe in the power of collective action to help others and believe in ourselves to make this world a better place for our children and the world’s children.

Posts tagged "Kristine Brite Mccormick"

Human Trafficking has been reported in every. single. state. That means your state. Somewhere in your backyard right now, children are being sold into slavery or worse. (via January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month » Cora’s Story » Congenital Heart Defects, Advocacy and Baby Loss)

Maternity Worldwide empowers women worldwide with information about pregnancy and deliver, trains midwives and provides life-saving medical equipment to places without the resources to buy it otherwise. (via Save a Life This Christmas » Cora’s Story)

Do you know a health worker making a difference like Dr. Novick? Nominate him or her for a REAL Award through November 29. 

About the Real Awards, from their press release:

“It is estimated that every 3 seconds, a child’s death is prevented thanks to care provided by a frontline health worker. But many don’t have all the support and supplies that they need to do their jobs well, and hundreds of thousands more are needed to end preventable deaths and to tackle the challenges of chronic diseases that need to be managed regularly.”

(via The REAL Awards: Read About My Nomination and How You Can Nominate a Health Hero! » Cora’s Story)

Today, I’m sharing something a bit different though. I was grabbed by this girl’s story. Malala.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban. Her “crime?” Promoting education for girl’s in her country. Her bravery and her tragic ending are something that need to be remembered, and shared. She survived the brutal crime and was later flown to the United Kingdom.

She is changing and improving lives still. I’ve signed the petition calling on Pakistan to provide education for girls, and I’m asking you to as well.  Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will hand deliver the petition to the U.N on November 10.

My use of social media has been life saving. I’ve gotten messages from mothers that found out about screening for congenital heart defects through my social media outreach. Because of this work, they asked for their babies to be screened and found heart defects that would have gone undetected.
Global Team of 200 Member: Kristine Brite

Kristine Brite McCormick advocates for social good through social media in her daughter’s memory. Kristine’s daughter Cora died at five days old from an undetected congenital heart defect. Kristine has been active in bringing screening for congenital heart defects to Indiana and other states, relying on social media to advocate for this change. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Ben, and is passionate about causes that save the lives of mothers and babies worldwide.