As daughters and sons everywhere get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day next weekend (May 8), Michael wanted to pass along the news that his good friend and maternal health-relief activist Christy Turlington Burns has a CD compilation called Every Mother Counts featuring songs on the theme of motherhood inspired by her documentary film, No Woman, No Cry. The CD is currently being sold at Starbucks and includes many of Christy’s favorite artists and musicians who are also mothers. Patti Scialfa, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dixie Chicks, Karen Elson!!, Angelique Kidjo, Roseanne Cash, Carla Bruni, the great Martha Wainwright, and Sinead O’Connor each contributed tracks. In support of Christy’s efforts, Starbucks is donating $8 from the sale of each CD sold to CARE, a partner in action with Christy’s organization, Every Mother Counts, for maternal health-relief efforts worldwide. Here’s what Michael had to say:
hi everyone from michael! in honor of moms everywhere, and to celebrate two of my favorite women, [my mom and christy turlington burns], please tell all your friends about this, let’s get the word out!! it’s a great cause started by a great woman, featuring great singers…and starbucks are being incredibly generous with $8 from each sale going to EVERY MOTHER COUNTS…let’s show that we support this kind of community giving back and generosity on their part… plus you get karen elson! sinead! gwyneth! angelique kidjo!! martha wainwright and lots more!!! i’m going now to get my handful of copies as gifts. thanks for helping to spread the great word, and a happy lead up to mothers day… michael xxx
Read more about Every Mother Counts at EW.COM.