I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks.
I’m SMILING IT FORWARD™ because I know how important it is for every family to get the care they need! My family has never had to worry about not having proper health care, but I know that there are those out there who struggle and face fears of “what if.” I am hoping that by joining Tylenol® in their SMILING IT FORWARD™ campaign I can help ensure a doctor’s visit to a child in need.
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What is SMILING IT FORWARD?
Inspired by the heartwarming smile of a child, and the millions of photos that moms proudly post online of their children every day, the TYLENOL® brand’s SMILING IT FORWARD™ campaign is a simple way to share those adorable, smiling photos for a good cause.
The power of SMILING IT FORWARD™ was set in motion recently by How I Met Your Mother star and social media mother of two, Alyson Hannigan. By sharing the first “smile” of her two daughters Satyana, 4, and Keeva, 1, Hannigan triggered the first donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, an organization well-known for its mobile medical clinics that provide healthcare services to underserved children throughout the U.S.
Now, until mid-January, moms across the country can join in by sharing their own smiles at SmilingItForward.com, prompting TYLENOL® to make a $1 donation to Children’s Health Fund, up to $100,000, helping to ensure a doctor’s visit is always within reach for children in need.
About Children’s Health Fund
For more than 25 years, Children’s Health Fund, founded by Dr. Irwin Redlener and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, has deployed a fleet of 50 mobile medical clinics to underprivileged neighborhoods across the U.S. bringing high-quality healthcare to thousands of children and families in need.
With so many children living in poverty, kids across the country struggle because they can’t get to the doctor. Preschoolers suffer with untreated earaches. Elementary school kids have trouble seeing the blackboard without glasses. Middle school kids fall asleep in class because of a restless night spent wheezing with asthma. Without needed medicine, high school students are often out sick. At every level, many kids don’t have the chance to do their best in school.
Recognizing the many barriers that keep these disadvantaged kids from the doctors they need, Paul Simon and Dr. Irwin Redlener, pioneered an innovative solution 25 years ago – the first “medical clinic on wheels”.
Today, Children’s Health Fund’s fleet of 50 medical mobile clinics brings health care to sick children in dozens of rural areas and disadvantaged urban neighborhoods nationwide. These clinics offer low-income families a better alternative than the emergency room.
Creating Smiles with TYLENOL® and Dr. Tanya
Dr. Tanya Altmann, a trusted pediatrician, sat down with the makers of Tylenol® to share ways moms can keep their children healthy and smiling.
- You and your baby will find your own communication; and smiles, coos, and cries will all be a part of it. By learning to enjoy the different cues along the way, before you know it, your baby will be talking.
- According to a survey conducted on behalf of the makers of TYLENOL®, many moms (70%) with young children worry more about their child’s health during cold and flu season than any other time of year.
- It’s normal to worry about your child! But it’s important to know when it’s time to call the doctor, and when the care you have available at home is enough to get your child back on the road to health.
- Regular pediatrician visits are essential to a child’s healthy development. Sometimes though, the kids are not so excited to see me — parents are actually just as nervous. So the first thing I do is smile at the baby to help them feel safe and hopefully see them smile back.
How you can help by SMILING IT FORWARD™!
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How do you like to give back? What photo will you submit?
Between September 17, 2013 and January 31, 2014, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, is inviting anyone 18 and older to share a photo that makes them smile on SmilingItForward.com. Each photo approved & shared will trigger a $1.00 donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $75,000 and a maximum donation of $100,000. Review Terms and Conditions for complete program details. For information about Children’s Health Fund, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.