XO Moms

10 May 2011
Creative Visions Foundation
Welcome to XO Moms, our tribute to extraordinary mothers who are making a difference in the world around them. We are kicking off with Extraordinary Moms, a documentary special we produced with Red Om, Julia Roberts' company. Julia introduces us to a stellar line up of mothers, including Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell and Christiane Amanpour. Get to know a side of them you've never seen by watching the special on OWN on May 7, at 8PM ET, with scheduled repeats.

Then, we want to shine the spotlight on YOU and the inspiring mothers in your life. Submit a short video and tell us about an extraordinary mom or mother figure you know. Tell us how she has made a difference - for you or for others. We will feature your submissions throughout the month of May.

Not only will you help us recognize unsung heroes, you will make a difference too.

For every 20 views our videos get, Humanity International will buy a mosquito net for a family in need to help prevent malaria, which kills 781,000 people a year, most being children under five years of age. Every minute, someone is dying from this preventable disease. You can do your part to stop this by watching and sharing our videos.

XO Moms is a new initiative of the Creative Visions Foundation, which I started with my daughter, Amy Eldon Turteltaub, after my 22-year-old son, Dan, was killed on assignment in Somalia. A photojournalist for Reuters, he was trying to make a difference by documenting the famine and civil conflict he witnessed. To honor his legacy, we transformed our grief into efforts to support other "creative activists" - people who use media and the arts to create change. Over the years, we have used our Creative Activists Partners Program to incubate more than 80 projects that have touched the lives of more than 30 million people on five continents.

We invite all of you to become creative activists too and join us in making this world a better place. Connect with us through the XO Moms campaign.

For more information, visit http://www.creativevisions.org/moms/