White Ribbon Alliance

Star Showers


November 14, 2013
Daphne Oz, presenter on ABC’s popular daytime show ‘The Chew’ today, Nov 14, 2013 launches an exciting new kind of baby shower – in support of moms-to-be the world over.

Special guests Hilaria Baldwin, Georgina Bloomberg, Georgina Chapman, Amber Sabathia and Latham Thomas are joining Daphne in an exclusive evening of pampering and fun by invitation only on New York City’s Upper West Side. This Star Shower will honor Daphne’s approaching birth, and that of other moms-to-be around the world.

Star Showers, a campaign which Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG) helped develop, harnesses the warm and wonderful American tradition of a baby shower by creating a perfect way for US moms-to-be, celebrity moms and their guests to raise money and awareness for every woman to have a safe births, globally.

For millions of women around the world giving birth is still one of the most dangerous things a woman can do, even though at least 90% of childbirth deaths are preventable. Moms-to-be kiss their children and families goodbye when they go into labour, knowing that they might never see them again.

‘Being part of Star Showers is like being part of a baby shower for the world where we are all celebrating and uniting for something bigger.’ said Daphne Oz. ‘ It’s a powerful feeling of global sisterhood when we join together to make birth safe for women everywhere.’

Star Showers is a baby shower for moms-to-be-around the world, asking friends and relatives to consider giving a donation to Star Showers via www.StarShowers.org at the same time as giving their friend a gift. Star Showers will go towards making birth as safe as possible for every women, everywhere.


Notes to Editors

About White Ribbon Alliance

Healthy mothers make a healthy world. White Ribbon Alliance unites citizens to demand the right to a safe birth for every woman, everywhere.

Over a decade ago, White Ribbon Alliance formed because the voices of women at risk of dying in childbirth were not being heard. We rapidly grew as thousands of people and groups joined the network, speaking as one voice. We are the biggest citizen led coalition for maternal health and we campaign nationally as well as on the global stage to persuade Heads of State to keep their promises and deliver on their commitments to maternal health. We mobilise citizens and provide a platform for women and men to demand change.

Betsy McCallon, Chief Executive of White Ribbon Alliance said “Star Showers is about making sure that one day every woman has a safe birth. We want to pass on that feeling of celebration and togetherness and ask that people - as well as thinking of their own mom-to-be, giving a donation as a global baby shower gift, passing on their thoughts to moms-to-be around the world.”

About Kangu
Kangu is the first crowdfunding platform to support safe births for pregnant women and their babies worldwide. At www.kangu.org, anyone anywhere can search profiles of pregnant women and fund a specific woman's access to high-quality healthcare before, during and after childbirth. Kangu leverages the power of technology to reduce the 250,000 women that die preventable maternal deaths each year, to provide non-profits a new way to fundraise online, and to make the world a smaller, safer place for women and girls. "Kangu is powered by the dual values of celebrating moms and harnessing the power of our collective action," said Casey Santiago, Kangu's Founder and CEO, "We are thrilled to bring our technology platform to Star Showers and to further spread love, support and high-quality healthcare to moms in need around the world"

About The MOMS
The MOMS (co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein) is a multi-platform lifestyle brand. The MOMS are the creators, producers and hosts of Mamarazzi® events, handbag line Musen Albert, Hosts of The MOMS with Denise & Melissa on Sirius XM Stars, Co-Founders of Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show, a fashion show that has presented at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, and journalists and bloggers at the Huffington Post and Brand Ambassadors.

"As co-founders of The MOMS, we strive to empower millions of moms every year through our Mamarazzi events, our fashion show, Strut, and with our new handbag line Musen Albert. The MOMS was created to broaden parenting conversations that are found online, via social media and on The MOMS Sirius XM radio show. Working with other moms with the same goals to help women around the world is a mission we are proud to be a part of," Said Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein of The MOMS.

About Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG)
Weinstein Carnegie Philanthropic Group (WCPG), founded by Sara Weinstein and Harrie Bakst, offers seamless and comprehensive philanthropic advisory services. As certified and bonded professional fundraisers, WCPG specialize in the representation of non-profit organizations, corporate brand social responsibility, fundraising events, athlete and celebrity foundations, and 501(c)3 management and registration. Current clients include Sean Penn's charity J/P Haitian Relief Organization, The James Blake Foundation, CC Sabathia's PitCCh In Foundation, and the Cam Newton Foundation, among others.

Available for interview:
Betsy McCallon, Executive Director, White Ribbon Alliance 202-777-0933

Press contacts for White Ribbon Alliance:
Brigid McConville (UK) +44 (0)7746 592 622
Lilia Carasciuc (USA) +1 202-777-0728