When the members of the rock band U2 were just young Irish musicians, they made a pledge to each other that has up to now never been broken: they would not play golf because it wasn’t rock’n’ roll enough, and they have kept their words, until now. Lead singer and frontman Bono has disclosed that U2 is now ready to break that promise made to each other for a good cause that is dear to them, to raise money for his (RED) charity in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
“U2 made a pledge early on, as teenagers actually, when we formed the band that the one thing we would never ever do — and it was a sacred pledge — was to play golf,” Bono said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “We didn’t think it was rock ‘n’ roll.”
RED, the brainchild of Bono and Bobby Shriver, has raised $500 million in the last 11 years. The money has been spent to provide testing, prevention, treatment, counseling, and care services in eight sub-Saharan African countries.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! turns (RED) Tonight
A press statement announced: For the third year running, Jimmy Kimmel is generously donating his show to support (RED)’s Shopathon. Bono, Ashton Kutcher, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, DJ Khaled and more will all appear on the show packed with live music, interviews and irreverent holiday shopping fun to fight AIDS. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! (RED) Special airs November 28th, 11.35pm ET / 10.35 CET on ABC.
Play Mini-golf with Bono
Even though, it’s not Pebble beach with Tiger, you may want to pot around a hole with Bono and one of the world’s hottest rock bands. The chances for this once in a lifetime experience that are raffled off at Omaze.com/RED as a part of the (RED) Shopathon campaign for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
Charlize Theron – Reese Witherspoon -K-Pop star Taeyeon
If hanging out with Bono isn’t your thing, how about Charlize Theron? A $10 donation given by Jan. 18, will get you a chance to work out with Charlize Theron, go to a movie premiere with Reese Witherspoon, or visit Seoul with K-Pop star Taeyeon.
Amazon.com/RED Features 150 spectacular (RED) products
RED and Amazon have teamed-up for special holiday shopping offering brilliant (RED) products that raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Shoppers can choose from more than 150 (RED) products including fashion, cosmetics, kitchen goods, tech and more at Amazon.com/RED or via the Amazon App.
Other stars participating in the Amazon Red campaign are Neil Patrick Harris, Tyra Banks, DJ Khaled, Ricardo Kaka, Allison Williams, Javier Muñoz, Jay Ellis, and Yvonne Orji. Each stars highlight their favorite (RED) products to give and receive on Amazon.com/RED.