Seriously, guys: Can you imagine a world without TAylor Swift, Kim KArdAshian, RihAnnA, or Lil WAyne? The fact is that without the letter A, some of our fave celebs would lose some of their street cred (Can you imagine "Lil Wyne" "Rihnn" or "Tylor Swift" ever being famous? Not a chance.)
Well in some parts of the world the letter A is seriously lacking, not just from people's names but from their diets. It's estimated that nearly 190 million kids under the age of five lack the necessary vitamin A to ward off infections like measles, leading to an estimated 670,000 deaths a year. For perspective, that's, like, 15 packed Yankee Stadiums. Yikes.
Luckily, your fave drink company is giving the necessary vitamin A doses to children in places like India, Peru, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Vitamin Water has teamed up with charity Vitamin Angels to give millions of kids the nutrients they need to survive, so that they have a chance to become the next, well, RihAnnA. And best part is, you can help! All you have to do is watch one of the cute Vitamin Angels videos below and Vitamin Water will donate 25 cents to the cause, delivering one year's worth of vitamin A to a child. If that's not the easiest way to make a difference, then I don't know what is. So take a minute to watch the video below and share it on your Facebook wall, or spread the word to your Twitter buddies. You Are Awesome.
+ Watch "Without the A."
+Watch "Candid Moments Without the A."
+Watch "Notes on the Letter A."
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