$1 Mill Goal Reached, Celebs Can Now Rise From The Digital Dead
Your fave celebs can now rise from the dead. The digitally dead that is. We've got the deets on how the front celeb of the campaign Alicia Keys and co. finally reached their million dollar goal for the BuyLife AIDS research efforts when you read on...
The mass social networking suicide of your fave celebs is over. After kicking off the Digital Death campaign last Wednesday in order to get fans to raise $1 million for AIDS research and to bring the celebs "back to life", they finally reached their goal today. It was looking like the celebs would be goners for a pretty long time as they had only raised about $100 several days into it.
But after a billionaire philanthropist Stewart Rahr (who we reallized is a good friend of Alicia's hubby Swizz Beatz' as Swizzy shouts him out on Twitter constantly...convenient eh?) matched the $500K from the public in the bank today, the goal was reached.
Alicia spoke today on seeing her idea come to life:
"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the fans, friends and artists who joined this cause," Keys said in a statement. "I'm incredibly inspired by all of the donations that have been made to help us achieve our goal and so humbled by the outpour of support from everyone."
Now celebs can get back to their addictions:
Now that the tweeting ban has been lifted, celebrities including Keys, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Khloé Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Jay Sean, Swizz Beatz, Serena Williams and Janelle Monáe are now back to using the popular online social-networking sites.
"Although we never expected to raise $1 million overnight, we are completely blown away that we were able to achieve our goal in less than a week. We are moved by the many generous donations and by the amount of support we've received from the public," said Leigh Blake, the co-founder of the organization. "Over 3,600 people have joined the fight and sacrificed their own digital lives for this important cause, and we intend to continue this movement."
Congrats to the celebs on the good cause.