Annie Lennox wants to kick AIDS’ ass and we say HELL YEAH!! This week the singer-songwriter will be participating in the international AIDS conference in Mexico City as an ambassador of Oxfam. Annie is urging artists, musicians, filmmakers and women to keep the issue at the forefront and has launched a campaign called Sing which includes a song she recorded with 23 female singers to raise money for AIDS. Annie says, “This dialogue must not go off the table.”
Here at Ecorazzi we give major props to celebs who work with Oxfam, including famous faces such as Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Kristin Davis, and Bill Nighy. Earlier in the year we even had the chance to sit down with long-time Oxfam Ambassador, and new mother, Minnie Driver who explained to us just why she loves working with the organization so much.
I did a little research and was overwhelmed by the fact that more than 25 million people have died from AIDS since the disease first emerged in 1981, and 33 million people today are living with HIV. Furthermore, ninety percent of those infected live in poor countries and only three million individuals, or less than a third of those in need, have access to precious antiretroviral drugs.
To find out how you can get involved visit OxfamAmerica.org!