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People can say a lot about Alicia Keys, but they can’t deny the fact that she works tirelessly to improve the living conditions for children who are in dire need of our support. A few weeks back, she hosted her annual “Black Ball” Fundraiser benefiting Keep A Child Alive, an organization she helped co-found for AIDS Awareness in Africa. Since, the mommy-to-be launched the BUY LIFE campaign and brought along a few famous friends (including her husband, Swizz Beats) to support. Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Katie Holmes &  Jay Sean are all featured in the campaign sporting BUY LIFE tees. The cool thing about these ads, is that people can actually scan the barcode on the shirts (using special apps on smartphones) to directly donate money to help further Keep A Child Alive’s efforts in Africa, including a full service free clinic.

I don’t need to tell you how important it is to be a global citizen. We all have the opportunity to make an impact, even if it’s in the smallest way.  If you’re able, take a moment to buy a shirt or just donate to KCA at buylife.org. If you don’t have the money…do your part to encourage someone to get tested today. You’re just a quick Google search away from finding locations near you that offer free HIV testing. Take a friend. Knowing is the first & most important step.

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