As Mother's Day approaches, most of us think of a special lady or two in our lives that has made an impact on us or has shown us what the meaning of true love is. This Mother's Day, Northwestern Mutual is initiating the program #MyHeroMom that runs through May 13, 2014. This program will be donating $25,000 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and will donate $5, up to an additional $25,000, for every picture that is shared via Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter that shows your Mom Hero; but you must use the #MyHeroMom. The full campaign donation of $50,000 will fund 1,000 hours of childhood cancer research. Watch this amazing video to learn more:
My Hero Mom's are my mother and my grand mother. Even though my mom and I saw things differently through the years she was always there when I needed her. I remember once when I had unexplained stomach pains and had to be admitted into the hospital she stayed with me all night and slept upright in a chair; now that is true love. My grand mother is the most amazing human being on this Earth. Her heart is so huge that the love she shows for everyone that crosses her path is just simply amazing. Both of these women are the true definition of Mom Heroes.
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation was founded by a young lady, named Alexandra 'Alex' Scott. She was diagnosed with childhood cancer before her first birthday and at the young age of 4 she told her parents that she wanted to set up a front yard lemonade stand. Her plan was to give the money she collected from the lemonade stand to doctors so they could find a cure. With the help of her older brother, Alex raised $2,000 in one day. Sadly, Alexandra 'Alex' Scott passed away at the age of 8, but her mission lives on.
As I stated above, you can help Alex with her mission and it is so easy! Take a picture of your Hero Mom (this can be a friend, sister, aunt, mom, step mom...any female that has inspired you or has been there for you) and post it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If you are posting to Facebook use the Northwestern Mutual Facebook Link and don't forget to include #MyHeroMom. Together, we can make a difference to help fight childhood cancer.