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Jeff Bridges has taken a pledge to end childhood hunger by 2015 and so can you!
Working with the nonprofit Share Our Strength and the Foot Network, the actor is the national spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign.
The campaign is a state-by-state push to develop public and private partnerships to aid low-income families, to teach nutrition and healthy eating habits and to improve the effectiveness of existing efforts, like school-based breakfast and lunch plans.
The Academy Award winner has been raising awareness for the issue since he helped created the End Hunger Network in the 80's, but believes the issue resonates with him even more because of his own parenting duties, saying:
"As an actor I'm always putting myself in other people's shoes. I can imagine what it would be like to have three daughters who I wasn't able to provide for. It would just be devastating. And then it's much more than the obvious suffering of the kids, but what it's doing to our nation on so many levels when kids don't have the proper nutrition to get their brains working."
Make sure to check out the charities public service announcement above!
To learn more about the No Kid Hungry campaign or take the pledge like Jeff, click here!
Such a wonderful cause!
Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on to be a spokeswoman for Give Hope With Every Cup, a partnership between the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Dannon in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The campaign hopes to educate women on checking for lumps as well as providing free mammograms to those who cannot afford them.
Dannon is committed to donating 10 cents to National Breast Cancer Foundation for ever every product code entered by their customers, with the guarantee that the charity receives a $500,000 donation!
"There is not a woman alive who hasn't had some contact with breast cancer, either through a friend or through her own experience with it. I had my own personal moment of truth 10 years ago when I had a biopsy done on a small, questionable lump in my breast. It was scary. Everything turned out fine, but it brought me very close to understanding how lucky I am to have access to all these resources and great doctors. There are a lot of women who cannot afford these tests. You get involved because of your heart. … You're moved to do it. Anyone who's sat with a woman going through breast cancer treatment or with a child undergoing a procedure in the hospital knows that there is nothing more helpless than that moment. For me, there is no more important work — besides being a good mom to my kids — than using my celebrity to get more exposure for a specific cause such as this. As a public figure, my job is to spread this good word."
She is such an inspiration!
We cannot applaud her enough for her constant, tireless efforts to give back and help those less fortunate!
It's so nice to see celebrities put their fame to such good use!
Thanks for taking a stand, bb! Who knows how many lives you'll save by doing so?
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