The Digital Death campaign, which started on December 1st to help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa and India, has reached its goal of $1,000,000 after the sixth day of celebrities - such as Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, and Lady GaGa - refraining from updating their Facebook or Twitter accounts!
According to the campaign's homepage:
With your help we raised over $1,000,000 to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Your generous donations will help bring critical care and medicine to the millions affected by this horrible disease. But so many more still need help. Please continue to BUY LIFE – the one thing none of us can alive without.
What an amazing accomplishment!
And for such an important cause!
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But its a lot sooner than he should have.
Several well known celebrities have "killed" themselves off digitally this week as part of the Keep A Child Alive's "Buy Life" initiative. Celebs like Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Ryan Seacrest have fell silent on Twitter in an effort to raise money for the cause. Usher was one of the supporters as well, until yesterday, when he resumed his tweeting activities.
Going back on your word, Usher?! Really?! They're not even halfway to their goal and you give up! (The organization has 298k of 1 million goal.)
We're really shocked and disappointed by this. It's such an easy way to do some good.
Such a shame.
For the rest of you, keep it up and if you want to see your fave celeb come back from the digital dead the right way, head over to buylife.org to learn more.
[Image via WENN.]
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