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    Mon, 13 May 2013 12:48:19

    Watch Lenny Kravitz's UNICEF PSA - He's working to end preventable child deaths

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    • Lenny Kravitz - WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Rock musician Lenny Kravitz (C) attends a ceremony where his uncle U.S. Army Pfc. Leonard M. Kravitz, a Korean War veteran, received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House on March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. ÊPrivate Kravitz was one of three living and 21 others who were presented the medal posthumously. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
    • Lenny Kravitz - WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Lenny Kravitz sits in the audience during the Medal of Honor ceremony in the White House on March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Three living Vietnam War veterans were joined by the families of 21 others who were presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
    • Lenny Kravitz - WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Musician Lenny Kravitz (R) attends a ceremony where his uncle, Leonard Kravitz, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House March 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Melvin Morris, U.S. Army Sgt. First Class (Ret.) and Jose Rodela and U.S. Army Specialist Four (Ret.) Santiago J. Erevia were joined by the families of 21 others who were presented posthumously with the Medal of Honor. Following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not bypassed due to prejudice, the veterans received the Medal of Honor for action during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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    The always-stylish and ever-talented Lenny Kravitz has recorded a public service announcement urging people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths. Some 6.9 million child deaths every year are due to preventable causes, of which as many as 1.5 million are from vaccine-preventable diseases.

    "I'm a parent, and the thought of anyone's child dying of something we can prevent is just unacceptable to me," said Kravitz. "Vaccines cost so little, and when UNICEF says 100 percent of the world's children can be immunized with enough funding, I think it's important to support that goal."

    Lenny Kravitz, who is currently recording a new album from his home in the Bahamas, is issuing the new PSA just a year after he lent his support to UNICEF's efforts to save and improve the lives of millions of children by providing them with access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

    Although immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective means of saving children's lives (immunization against measles can cost less than $1) nearly 20 percent of the world's children are still not immunized.

    Watch the PSA below. Is it us or does Kravitz's speaking voice sound like that of James Franco? Just a little bit? Who cares, right? It's all about the cause.



    What can you do to help spread the word about preventable child deaths? We suggest posting this PSA to your social media networks or embedding it. Knowledge is power.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.13.13



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