Today: Working So Other Children Will Be Saved

Today: Working So Other Children Will Be Saved

This year, we invite you to share the news that Healthy Child Healthy World will expand its knowledge base throughout the entire world by: * launching the new Health eHome program in partnership with WebMD, reaching millions per week; * collaborating on the groundbreaking National Children’s Study that will collect health and environmental data on over 100,000 children in the U.S. for over 20 years; * participating and partially funding the creation of the Autism Discovery Project at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine; and * nationally advocating and promoting the Kid-Safe Chemicals Act, federal legislation designed to protect children from risky chemicals in everyday products by making manufacturers prove products are safe before they land on store shelves.

I wanted to share our story with the hope that together we can build a stronger alliance to protect children’s health. We want to partner with you — build a solid relationship with the Environmental Protection Agency and continue to work with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences — to provide a solid platform for this change.

Jim and I are very proud of the organization we founded. Today, thanks to the leadership of Christopher Gavigan, the CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, we have been able to reach a much larger audience, build a consensus amongst constituents, create partnerships that are aligned with our mission and goals.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because of Colette and for the millions of children we protect everyday. And a day does not pass without her inspiring words, “Green is my favorite color. I love you a million, kabillion, trillion, bigger than God, bigger than the universe, two times”.

Many years ago we decided we weren’t going to let our personal tragedy, losing our only child to a non-hereditary cancer, beat us. Instead, we decided to set some winning goals — to help others — so that other children would not have to experience our daughter’s fate.

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Nancy Gould Chuda

Nancy Gould Chuda, Healthy Child Co-Founder & Chair of Honorary Board, Author & Environmental Activist,is the founder of Healthy Child Healthy World. Healthy Child Healthy World was established to honor the Chuda’s only child, Colette, who died in 1991 at the age of five due to a rare, non-genetic, form of cancer.

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