parents Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique are
inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit
underprivileged children. Their own child is expected to be born early
A UNICEF-hosted website, invites those attending the
virtual baby shower to buy gifts costing as little as $5, which can buy a
mosquito net to ensure a sleeping baby stays safe from malaria - a
leading cause of child deaths worldwide.
Guests can spend $10 for polio
vaccines to protect 17 children, or $37 for a baby scale.
celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name,
other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs
covered through gifts and donations," reads a message from the
35-year-old Colombian superstar, a goodwill ambassador for the UN
children's agency, and Pique.
"Thank you for sharing this unforgettable
moment with us."
Never-before seen photos
The site also features never-seen photos of the couple, taken in December.
a black-and-white image, a shirtless, 25-year-old Pique poses with his
right arm around a hugely pregnant Sharika, who wears a bikini top and
hip-hugging skirt that shows off her exposed belly.
A second photograph shows the 35-year-old Colombian superstar in a white full-length gown that accentuates her expanding torso.
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