SOURCE: Save the Children

Save the Children

September 21, 2010 08:00 ET

Three Million Give 'Thumbs Up' to Saving Children's Lives

Claire Danes Unveils Unique Visual Petition in Grand Central Terminal

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Emmy award-winning actress Claire Danes joined millions of people who've added their thumbprints to a unique petition at Grand Central Terminal, led by global humanitarian organisation Save the Children.

For downloadable photos, video and other supporting documents please visit: http://www.multimedianewscenter.com/savethechildren/three-million-give-thumbs-up-to-saving-childrens-lives

The thumbprint mosaic was designed by New York-based artist Ian Wright and represents the support of three million people from 40 countries who have taken part in Save the Children's EVERY ONE campaign. The campaign aims to put pressure on world leaders meeting at the United Nations in New York, to do more to stop children dying needlessly of preventable and treatable causes.

The thumbprints will be handed over to a high level representative of the United Nations during the summit this week to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, the internationally agreed targets to tackle poverty. Save the Children is calling for an action plan to be agreed to by all governments, to reach the Millennium Goal of cutting child deaths by two thirds by 2015. Hitting this target would save the lives of 15 million children by 2015, the charity said. It would involve improving children's access to basic health care, nutrition, water and sanitation and education.

For more information, please visit www.everyone.org for the global EVERY ONE campaign and www.goodgoes.org in the U.S.

Click here http://www.multimedianewscenter.com/savethechildren/three-million-give-thumbs-up-to-saving-childrens-lives for access to:

  • Footage of NYC Unveil Event
  • Visuals of the Thumbprint Installation
  • Photos of Emmy Award-Winning Actress Claire Danes
  • B-roll of Claire adding her thumbprint
  • Photos and B-roll of visual petition
  • Soundbites w/ Emmy Award-Winning Actress Claire Danes
  • Soundbites w/ Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International
  • Other supporting documents and photos

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