SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON CELEBRITIES WHO GIVE BACK

Alicia Keys Charity Work, Events and  Causes

Charity biography

Alicia KeysKeys is the ambassador for Keep  A Child Alive, and has travelled to countries such as Uganda, Kenya, and  South Africa. While she was there she spoke to teens and young adults who’ve  lost their parents to AIDS and are now the heads of  their own households.

Keys was also the musical director for the 2006 Keep A Child Alive Charity  Gala, and offered a private concert as a prize in an auction to benefit the  charity.

She is also a spokesperson for Frum  Tha Ground Up, a charity dedicated to inspiring and motivating American  youths to achieve success on all levels.

“We must come together – individuals, governments, corporations,  philanthropists and artists – as one and fight for the rights of children and  families suffering unnecessarily from this dreadful disease,” she told guests at  the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto in  2006. “We must never give up until AIDS treatment and  realistic prevention messages go hand in hand across the world; until we realize  that keeping mothers alive is critical to the well being of the world’s  children; and until we can stand together and say, “We did not sit idly by and  watch an entire continent perish.”

Keys’ positive outlook on life has flowed like a river through her songs, and  has been reflected in her appearances at the New Jersey Live  Earth concert, the Philadelphia Live  8 concert, as well as several concerts to benefit victims of Hurricane  Katrina.

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