I’m really not trying to be Debby Downer today, but celebrities just seem to be batty over all this Darfur/Sierra Leone stuff lately. Soccer star and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, David Beckam, spent some time this past week in Sierra Leone as UNICEF attempted to raise awareness on the issue of child survival.
Beckam reported, “In Sierra Leone, one in four children dies before reaching their fifth birthday – it’s shocking and tragic especially when the solutions are simple – things like vaccinations against measles or using a mosquito net to reduce the chance of getting malaria.” He continued with, “Saving these children’s lives is a top priority for UNICEF and as an ambassador I hope I can help to draw attention to this issue across the world.” While visiting West Africa, Beckam spent time in their health clinic, and of course played soccer and autographed paraphernalia for the kids.
David Beckam (aka, the man my ex-girlfriends wish I was) has worked with UNICEF for over two years to help raise awareness for a plethora of good causes. Now if only he was just a little better at playing soccer.