Mary Beth Powers, Newborn & Child Survival Campaign Chief
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Who doesn’t love a song with a great beat? How about a beat that can help save children’s lives? OneRepublic’s new single “Feel Again” has both.
We’re so excited about the release of this song this week. It’s a hit in the making and was actually inspired by real heartbeats of children in Guatemala and Malawi. Listen closely as the track opens, and you will hear one of these heartbeats. What’s more, when you download the song, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Save the Children.
In the coming weeks, OneRepublic will help us roll out our new Every Beat Matters campaign for newborn and child survival. You can already make a difference by visiting EveryBeatMatters.org to download the song and join the campaign.
Every Beat Matters is focused on giving every child the chance to survive. The campaign showcases the frontline health workers who are key to making that possible in communities around the world. With proper support, these local heroes can prevent and treat the major causes of 7 million child deaths each year. These include pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria--illnesses that are rarely fatal for children in the United States.
We hope you’ll stay in touch so we can share news, stories and tools you can use to help children survive. The best way is to like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EveryBeatMatters and to follow @EveryBeat on Twitter.
Please join us if you believe that every child’s heartbeat matters!