By Tim Saunders on
Alicia Keys launched a special new contest for her fans during her World AIDS Day concert in New York on December 1. She wants to give five lucky fans the chance to accompany her to Africa to inspire them to change the world!!
“[My first trip] totally changed my life,” said the singer, who established Keep A Child Alive to help stop the AIDS pandemic in Africa. "Going to Africa was unbelievable for me. I was probably like 19 or something…
“I was able to see the great separation between have and have not. I was able to see the incredible spirit of people. I was able to learn firsthand about the AIDS pandemic of Africa.”
To enter the competition, all you have to do is donate $5 to the Keep A Child Alive charity by texting “ALIVE” to 90999 (US residents only).
“Some will probably not want to come back, some will totally want to stay so that they can be a part of just all this beauty that we’re spreading and light that we’re spreading,” said Keys. “And some will come back and say, ’I’ll never turn my back,’ which is what happened to me.”
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