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