Charities & Activism


Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. We educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

Healthy Child Healthy World exists because more than 125 million of America's children now face an historically unprecedented rise in chronic disease and illness such as cancer, autism, asthma, birth defects, ADD / ADHD, and learning and developmental disabilities. Credible scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and household chemicals as causing and contributing to many of these diseases.

As a national leader for nearly two decades, Healthy Child Healthy World has become the nation's leading organization of its kind. We help millions of parents, educators, health professionals, and the general public take action to create healthy environments and embrace green, non-toxic steps.


Activities: donations, concert


Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge and Olivia Newton-John will headline a special "One World, One Child" benefit concert to celebrate the Children's Health Environmental Coalition's (CHEC) 10th anniversary on October 10, 2002. The group will also honor Meryl Streep, Newman's Own Organics Food Company founder Nell Newman, and Dr. Lawrie Mott during the event. Hosted by Kelly Preston, John Travolta and Erin Brockovich, the evening commemorates a decade of progress in raising awareness of avoidable and preventable exposures to common chemicals found in everyday environments. The inimitable Bruce Vilanch will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The event will raise awareness and funding for CHEC's many projects, including the National Environmental Childproofing Campaign, which brings crucial information and practical suggestions to parents about steps they can take to protect kids from dangers in the home and environment.

Nancy and James Chuda founded CHEC ten years ago in memory of their daughter, Colette, who lost her battle with a rare form of non-hereditary cancer at the age of five, making it their personal mission to educate parents and create general awareness of the environmental dangers threatening children.

For interviews or to make arrangements to cover our event, please call Linda Grey or Susan Fincham at Grey Media Group at 310.556.5610.
CHEC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, specifically parents and caregivers, about environmental toxins that affect children's health. CHEC's mission is to inform parents and all those concerned with the welfare of children about preventable health and development problems caused by exposures to toxic substances in homes, schools and communities and to encourage the public to take action to protect children against these toxic threats. For more information, visit