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Teen Choice Awards –> Caitlin Cohen

I recently wrote about a friend who has the chance to win $100,000 for her health organizing project in Mali. The award is to be presented @ the Teen Choice Awards and YOU can help her win!

Just vote for “Caitlin Cohen – Mali Health Organizing Project” at http://www.teenchoiceawards.com/nominees/doSomething/defaultdosomething.aspx

Here is a video about her project. Be inspired.

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Do Something for Caitlin Cohen!

My friend, Caitlin Cohen (Brown ’08 ) has been named by FOX’s Teen Choice Awards and Do Something Inc as one of the top 9 youth activists in the US! Online voting will determine if she wins $100,000 to build a health system in a slum called Sikoroni in Mali, West Africa. One in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday and a full 93% of urban Malians live in slums.

How can you help?

1) VOTE NOW AND EVERY DAY UNTIL AUGUST 4th:

http://www.dosomething.org/awards

You get one vote per email address per day, you must enter a birthday between 1989 and 1995 for your vote to count.

2) FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE (especially teenagers!)

3) BECOME A G.O.T.V. TEAM CAPTAIN: Email brownmhop@gmail.com. We’ll send you a kit on how to get out the vote! The top 5 captains will receive prizes like VIP tickets to the celeb-filled Teen Choice pre-party and Malian jewelry, music, and fabric.

More about the project:

Caitlin founded MHOP in 2006 because she recognized that residents living in Malian city slums face crippling poverty and little to no access to water, sanitation, healthcare or education. Working with Malian community organizers, MHOP brings together government officials and citizens to address topics such as sanitation, malaria, diarrhea and primary health care. To date MHOP serves over 8,300 people with health care and education through locally-designed initiatives. If Caitlin and her project win the $100,000 award, they aim to build a clinic serving over 30,000 people and a model government-sponsored healthcare and education system for 10,000 of the poorest women and children.

If you want to learn more about her project, visit MHOP’s website at www.malihealth.org. Thanks so much for your help and remember to vote EVERY DAY!