Pop singer P!nk was named a UNICEF ambassador Monday to help promote a new effort to encourage physical activity in young children in the United States and at the same time raise money for nutritional, vitamin-rich peanut paste to be delivered to malnourished which impacts 159 million children worldwide.
“As a mom myself, it’s devastating to know that children are suffering because they don’t have adequate nutrition. All children should be able to grow up strong and healthy, with the opportunity to reach their full potential, ” said P!nk. “I want to use my platform to help end global malnutrition, which is why I’m so excited about UNICEF Kid Power – which gets kids and families involved in saving children’s lives.”
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Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF said “P!nk demonstrates a deep commitment to our mission to put children first. We are excited that she is shining a light on the critical issue of malnutrition – which affects 1 in 4 children around the world.”
In her new appointment P!nk joins a roster of celebrities who have advocated for children on behalf of UNICEF, including Audrey Hepburn, Téa Leoni, Sarah Jessica Parker, Laurence Fishburne, Alyssa Milano, and Selena Gomez.
P!nk (Alecia Moore) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has released 7 records, sold over 40 million albums, 74 million singles, and has had 14 top 10 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013. Her 2012 album, The Truth About Love, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as well as in 6 other countries. P!nk made her acting debut in Lionsgate’s Thanks For Sharing alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo in 2012.
In addition to her work as a UNICEF Ambassador, she is a supporter of various charities including the Ronald McDonald’s House, Make A Wish Foundation, PETA, Autism Speaks, Human Rights Campaign, and No Kid Hungry.