|[January 02, 2013]
Cristiano Ronaldo Kicks Off the New Year as Save the Children's New Global Artist Ambassador for Child Hunger and Nutrition
MADRID --(Business Wire)--
Real Madrid's football star Cristiano Ronaldo is kicking off 2013 as
Save the Children's new Global Artist Ambassador. In his new role,
Cristiano will fight child hunger and obesity, and promote physical
activity and healthy eating.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks off 2013 as Save the Children's new Global Artist Ambassador. (Photo: Business Wire)
"When I learned that 1 in 7 kids around the world go to bed hungry each
night, I jumped at the chance to get involved," said Cristiano Ronaldo.
"It is an honor to join Save the Children. I want to work with them to
make sure that fewer parents will have to struggle with putting the
right kinds of food on the table. I also want to encourage kids to get
out there, get active and get fit."
"As a dad, I know it is important to give my two-year-old son a healthy
life, right from the start, and I want to give all kids that same
chance," added Cristiano.
ristiano, also the captain of the Portugal National Football team, will
follow in the footsteps of Save the Children Artist Ambassadors Jennifer
Connelly, Jennifer Garner, Randy Jackson and Julianne Moore in lending
his voice and visibility for good.
"We are delighted to have such an incredible athlete working with us.
Many children around the globe look up to Cristiano as a role model for
healthy living and keeping fit," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO
of Save the Children. "Every day a child goes without eating healthy
foods, it puts the brakes on his growth and development. We want to
reach these children before the hunger signs show up and before children
get in the habit of making unhealthy choices."
Last year, Save the Children reached more than 85 million children in
nearly 120 countries with programs that help children survive and thrive
and reach their potential. For example, to stem child hunger, Save the
Children helps families provide for their children's basic nutritional
needs through better access to healthy food, improved farming practices
and opportunities to build their financial security. Save the Children
also increases children's access to physical activity, nutrition
education and healthy foods to address the childhood obesity crisis.
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