By CATHERINE C. SHELLEY/ABC NEWS
Curtis Jackson, better known to his throngs of fans as rapper 50 Cent, joined the Millions Mom Challenge.
In September, 50 Cent took part in the “Every Woman, Every Child” United Nations Reception, pledging his support to help save the lives of women and children. “Every Woman, Every Child” aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. It is an unprecedented global effort that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women and children around the world. In order to take an active role in the effort, 50 Cent committed to providing 10 million meals through a partnership with the UN World Food Programme and his Street King energy project.
Street King is an “energy shot” drink that provides 6 hours of energy. Each bottle of the energy drink purchased provides a meal to a child in need. Street King sold out on the day of its launch, which means 2.5 million children received a meal that they otherwise may not have had. To date, 50 Cent’s Street King project funded 3.5 million meals through the World Food Programme.
50 Cent shows men and fathers are integral part of the Million Moms Challenge, positively affecting the welfare of women and child around the world.