As a philanthropist and AIDs activist, Alicia Keys has been using her Grammy award-winning talent and fame to do some real good in the world. She even co-founded "Keep a Child Alive," an organization that has raised millions to care for HIV/AIDS patients in Africa and India!
Here's what she has to say about the disease here at home:
Such a good cause! The Move Your Body and Let's Move campaigns (both supported by the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama!) want you to help all the kids out there to move and stay healthy! Michelle has done an amazing job, but she doesn't want to do it alone knowing others out there would be more than happy to help! So what does she do??
All together we teamed up with the WAT-AAH! Foundation, an organization aimed at improving kids' health through working with youth focused creative and physical activity groups, for an incredibly catchy PSA (above)!! We LOVED being a part of this!
The challenge is to live on $1.50 of food and drink for at least one day between April 29 - May 3 to raise awareness about extreme poverty — doesn't really sound that hard to be honest, but we're dealing with people who are accustomed to decadent things! It might be harder than you think!
Not only did Ben Affleck commit, but so did the likes of Josh Groban, Sophia Bush, Hunter Biden, and husband and wife Cooking Channel personalities Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos! The whole point is to help people empathize with the 1.4 billion people faced with brutal hunger and poverty, and encourages global citizens to participate and raise funds to support the partner organizations.
Terrence Howard is known around Hollywood for being a little full of himself, and kinda hard to work with. We're glad he's doing something to change that frame of mind, because we really do think he's one hell of an actor!
Terrence has joined the Colon Cancer Alliance, and has recorded a new PSA for the group — all about getting people the proper screening for colon cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. It's also very preventable with the right kind of screening!
Unfortunately, it couldn't be prevented in Terrence's mother, and that's why he has taken up this fight:
“I miss my mother’s voice and her gentle kindness. But despite my loss, my mom would love to know that her battle with colon cancer helped save others."
Virtually equal numbers of women (69,140) and men (73,680) are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and yet people still view it as a "man's disease."
Check out Terrence's inspirational PSA (above), and make sure you get screened!
That's neat — Barbra Streisand has you beat. She's already well into being the best version of herself in 2013, and has announced a $2 million pledge for women's heart research. How's that workout resolution of yours coming along?
She spoke at President Bill Clinton’s second-annual Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference, and talked about health and junk food: