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Janelle Monae Among New Ambassadors for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive Foundation


Chuck Hodes/FOXAlicia Keys has enlisted some of her famous friends to support her charity, Keep a Child Alive.

Keys announced on World AIDS Day that Janelle Monae is among the new ambassadors for the foundation, which she founded in 2003.

Monae is looking forward to finding a cure for the 37 million people living with HIV. “This number is shocking and needs to be addressed immediately,” she said in a statement.  “We need to come together and use our voice to help put an end to this epidemic!”

Alicia also recruited actress Taraji P. Henson and professional boxer Laila Ali as a part of a newly created power council to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS.

“2015. AIDS should be over. But it’s still taking 2 many lives. Join @keepachildalive & I in the fight,” tweeted Alicia, who is asking fans to donate $30 to the cause.

Last month, Keys raised $3.8 million during her annual Black Ball charity for Keep a Child Alive.

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