Dear Lovely Ones, ♥ Please help raise funds in Michael's honor to heal the hearts of our precious children around the world! ♥
Congenital heart disease is the world's most common major birth defect, affecting one in every 120 children. Ninety percent of those newborns are in areas of the world where appropriate medical care is inadequate or unavailable. Rheumatic fever & other infectious diseases continue to damage the hearts of millions of youth throughout much of Asia, Africa & Latin America. (source: Children's HeartLink)
Throughout his life, Michael Jackson gave millions of dollars to children's charities, donated toys and necessities to hospitals and orphanages, paid for lifesaving operations and was a consistent and loving spokesperson for child welfare across the globe. He asked us, his fans, and all the people of of the world to love the children as our own, to care for them and to protect and brighten their futures.
With this in mind, we've begun a charity fundraiser today with our MJ friends and we hope with all our hearts that you will join us in this and help spread the word! For the first fundraising effort we've chosen the international nonprofit organization Children's HeartLink, which seems very fitting as that's what we do in our monthly prayers... we link hearts for worldwide healing! This organization was founded in 1969 and Charity Navigator has given them its highest 4-star rating. "Congenital heart disease is the world's most common major birth defect, affecting one in every 120 children. Ninety percent of those newborns are in areas of the world where appropriate medical care is inadequate or unavailable. Rheumatic fever and other infectious diseases continue to damage the hearts of millions of youth throughout much of Asia, Africa and Latin America." Through a network of care providers, Children's HeartLink helps with surgery, training to hospital staff, medication and supplies, diagnosis and general cardiac care to children in underserved areas of the world. They are currently supporting partner hospitals and programs in Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, South Africa, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Just $2500 will pay for a complete operation for a child in need. That is our initial goal, which we hope to exceed with your help.
One of Michael's dearest wishes was the creation of Michael Jackson Children's Hospitals. While we as a fan community continue to work toward that and other beautiful goals as part of his legacy of love, let us continue looking into our hearts and at the world through the lens of love. Let us see how and where we can help a child today, right now. Thank you and much L O V E! ♥