Say what you will about Madonna. This lady is always up for a good cause.
The music legend took to the Twickenham Stadium stage in London on Saturday for the Chime for Change: the Sound of Change live concert. The fundraiser, thrown by the Chime for Change organization, is dedicated to the promotion of education and awareness of injustices towards girls.
Madge gave a moving ten minute speech in which she announced the added efforts of her Ray of Light Foundation in support of girls’ education in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also said:
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You go girl!
While Madonna has been busy attending the schools she helped build in Malawi, she now wants to help girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan get an education, and she's doing it by auctioning off her Fernand Leger Trois femmes à la table rouge painting in order to raise $$$ for the Ray of Light Foundation.
Her Majesty bought Leger's painting back in 1990 at Sotheby's, and considering that it's worth a cool $5-$7 million now, she felt that handing it off to the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale would be AH-MAYZING because she can help girls get their learn on.
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