by Michael dEstries
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alicia keysAlicia Keys is revealing that Bono is the man who inspired her to become more involved in philanthropy.

The U2 frontman urged Keys to think of fame as a currency that should be spent wisely and for good.

She tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “(Fame’s) a currency – you must use it well or lose it. Bono told me that, and I totally agree. Now I’ve achieved a certain level of fame I know I must make good use of it, especially as I’ve been around the world and know suffering in a way I didn’t before.”

“That’s why I launched my charity Keep A Child Alive. I was so moved to meet people in Africa who have so little and yet are so generous, people who’ve been to hell and back but retain their dignity and are fighting f or their dreams. The charity gives people the chance to chase those dreams.”

According to the site, over 250,000 people in Africa have already benefited from Keys’s charity. Check out more information here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • don miguelo

    I want to say you can’t get any cooler than Alicia Keys is, but she’ll probably prove that wrong too!
    Super! I am a fan but had no idea about all this, I will send the website link to my peeps…