Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff launched a fundraising campaign to celebrate their daughter, Dahlia Amelie, turning one year old on March 2.
The couple partnered with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the fundraiser, which aims to raise over P1 million to help disadvantaged mothers and children get the proper health care they need.
"Celebrating the first birthday of our daughter, Dahlia Amelie, brings us a lot of excitement [and] happiness. The journey of and to parenthood has really taught us how important the first 1000 days of life are for a child. From pre-natal care in their mother's womb to their first steps, the first 1000 days play a very vital role in every child's health and development," said Anne and Erwan on their gogetfunding.com page.
"Sadly, not all children and mothers have actress to the information or essentials needed to ensure both mother and child are healthy and happy," they continued. "There's nothing [we] wish more than for ALL children to be given the best start in life. So, to our friends, family, fans and followers I hope you can join this meaningful fundraiser for Dahlia’s birthday and contribute to this cause. Would mean the world to us."
According to the couple, whatever amount is raised, they will match and donate to the Philippine arm of UNICEF.
As of this writing, the campaign, which was launched on Dahlia's 11-month birthday, Tuesday, February 2, has raised nearly P16,000 pesos.
Meanwhile, in her Instagram post celebrating her daughter turning 11 months old, Anne expressed disbelief that her "little girl" will be turning one in just a month.
"Annnd just like that we have an 11 month old bookworm. It truly makes us so happy that she is fond of books. She loves story time and looking and flipping the pages all by herself. Big girl na," she said.
"Time has definitely gone by so fast," she added.