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Last Updated: 11/13/2009
Artist Annie Lennox Recieves Woman of Peace Award
www.annielennoxsing.com

Annie Lennox is a famous musician that witnessed HIV awareness in Africa by Nelson Mandela. Lennox founded the SING campaign. According to the organization’s website, www.annielennoxsing.com, the goal is “To raise funds and awareness to bring about support and change.” Money raised by SING is used to raise awareness about HIV. The organization provides education for prevention as well as medical support.

Lennox was recently awarded the Woman of Peace Award in recognition of her activism and achievement through SING. According so SING’s website, Lennox has organized several performances and recordings to spread the message of “unity and empowerment” throughout the world.

SING partners with the Treatment Action Campaign to provide medical treatments and testing facilities, HIV education and prevention in Africa.

http://www.annielennoxsing.com/about-sing


Annie Lennox - Sing

A voice for HIV/AIDS women and children

“Several years ago I personally witnessed Nelson Mandela, standing in front of his former prison cell on Robben Island, addressing the world's press. His message was that the pandemic of HIV/AIDS in Africa was in fact, a genocide. Since that time I resolved to do as much as I can to bring attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis.” –Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox Receives 2009 Woman of Peace Award for SING

We are delighted to announce that Annie Lennox was presented with the Woman of Peace Award by former Soviet President and 1990 Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev at the 10th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates meeting in Berlin Nov.10 and 11.

Annie was chosen by 22 Nobel Peace Laureates for her work in raising awareness of the HIV/AIDS impact on women and children, especially in South Africa, through her SING campaign that enlisted 23 of the world’s most acclaimed female vocalists in recording “Sing,” written by Lennox.

On receiving the award Annie said:

"I want to express my profound gratitude and deep humility,"
"I honour all the women working around the globe to reduce the effects of these pandemics. This is for them, they truly deserve it," added the musician.

Annie started the SING campaign after visiting South Africa to perform in the inaugural concert of Nelson Mandela's 46664 HIV campaign. During that trip, she witnessed the lack of resources available to help the world’s largest population living with the devastating disease. Since 2003, SING has raised $2 million and through its partnership with the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), has helped to provide South Africans with treatment and testing, HIV education, and prevention programs. For more information, please, visit www.annielennoxsing.com.

The Oct. 26th issue of Holyrood, Scotland’s leading current affairs magazine, said of its native daughter, “There is something incredibly human about Lennox…She undoubtedly has a huge capacity for compassion.”

Each year, the Nobel Peace Laureates honor a distinguished figure in the entertainment and arts community for their efforts in defending human rights and promoting world peace and solidarity. Recent Peace Summit Award winners include U2’s Bono, actors Don Cheadle and George Clooney, and Genesis front man Peter Gabriel.


http://www.annielennoxsing.com/news/annie-lennox-receives-2009-woman-of-peace-award-for-sing


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