SAVE THE CHILDREN, TOGETHER WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS CLAIRE DANES, ASKS NEW YORKERS TO HELP END AND PREVENT CHILD DEATHS.
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
1:00 p.m. – PHOTO OPP
Around the world, a child dies every 3 seconds from a preventable disease and treatable causes due to lack of basic health care, which is the equivalent of 20 children every New York minute.
On the first day of the United Nations Global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit, Save the Children and Emmy Award Winning Actress Claire Danes invite New Yorkers to support a major campaign to end child mortality.
From marching in the streets in Bangladesh, to signing up to an online petition in Canada, nearly three million people in over 40 countries have taken an action to support Save the Children.
Now, New Yorkers can add their voice and ink their thumbprint on a huge mosaic, created by famed artist Ian Wright, to join the fight to prevent needless deaths of children everywhere.
World leaders arrive in New York City on Monday, September 20th to discuss progress toward the MDGs, established in 2000 with a deadline for completion in 2015. They have a make-or-break opportunity to accelerate progress, and save 15 million children’s lives in the process.
Celebrity Supporter Claire Danes
Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International
Suzanne Dvorak, CEO, Save the Children Australia
David Morley, CEO, Save the Children Canada
Tove Ramsaas Wang, CEO, Save the Children Norway
Elisabeth Dahlin, CEO, Save the Children Sweden
Justin Forsyth, CEO, Save the Children UK
Charlie MacCormack, CEO, Save the Children US
Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd Street and Park Avenue, NYC
TODAY – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
- Installation opens: 8:00 am
- Press arrival: 12:45 pm
- Photo opportunity: 1:00 pm
- Installation closes: 7:00 pm