World AIDS Day + Giving Tuesday = SHOPATHON(RED)

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World AIDS Day and Giving Tuesday are having a mashup today, courtesy of a star-studded shopathon to fight the global AIDS epidemic.

The SHOPATHON(RED)–a first for the Global Fund to treat AIDS– extravaganza has three ways you can shop ’til you drop, and give back to those in need.First, you can donate to get up close and personal with your fave celebs. Here are the offerings:

A wellness day with Snoop Dogg in Colorado.

Take a holiday portrait with Shaq. Oh the possibilities with this one..

Hang backstage with The Weeknd. Just don’t touch his hair.

Help Stephen Curry nail his pre-game tunnel shot. Babysitting his daughter Riley would be 100 times better.

Plenty more once-in-a lifetime celeb experiences are on the online platform, Omaze.com/RED.You have until January 21, 2016 to get your bids in.

If that’s not enough incentive to get you to pull out the checkbook. This might. Each donation made, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match it up to $20 million dollars.

Last but not least, Gilt, the online store, has teamed up with RED to sell over 100  products from brands Alex and Ani, Converse, Fresh, Le Creuset and plenty more. Including limited edition items including a  ‘Love Me’ tote from designer Curtis Kulig. A T-shirt from EJ Johnson(yes, Magic’s son) and a (RED) flower bouquet from Farmgirl flowers.

All proceeds go to the global fight to eradicate AIDS.

Let’s shop with a purpose this year guys.

One more thing! Be sure to tune into ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight. He gives his take on the home shopping network with RED products.

Should be fun.

 

Alicia Keys Celebrates Keep A Child Alive 10 Year Anniversary

"I'm in awe of how Keep a Child Alive has been saving lives for 10 years!! One of the most important fights of our lives!! Looking forward to this triumphant night of celebration!!" #KCABlackBall  Photo Courtesy: Alicia Key's Facebook page

“I’m in awe of how Keep a Child Alive has been saving lives for 10 years!! One of the most important fights of our lives!! Looking forward to this triumphant night of celebration!!” #KCABlackBall
Photo Courtesy: Alicia Key’s Facebook page

Last night A.K. literally was THE girl on fire rocking an asymmetrical fire-engine red gown to the 10th anniversary of the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York. The annual event raises millions for her charity that uses the money for medicine, care and support to children living with H.I.V and AIDS in Africa and India.

Of course Swiss Beatz and Egypt were there to support.

Photo Credit: Swizz Beatzz IG

Photo Credit: Swizz Beatzz IG

Along with Pharrell Williams, who no doubt slaughtered the stage with Ms. Keys.

Photo Credit: Swizz Beatz IG

Photo Credit: Swizz Beatz IG

And this backstage pass of Alicia and famed singer/songwriter Carole King rehearsing for the Black Ball is epic.

"Learning from one of the greatest that's ever done it!!! Pinch me!  w/ Carole King at #KCABlackBall rehearsal!"  Photo Credit: Alicia Keys Facebook

“Learning from one of the greatest that’s ever done it!!! Pinch me! w/ Carole King at #KCABlackBall rehearsal!”
Photo Credit: Alicia Keys Facebook     

According to the charity, Keep A Child alive has raised over $36 million dollars with their events and helped over 300,000 people with their services.

This past summer, the “Brand New Me” singer took her message of getting tested for H.I.V stateside. She visited Harlem Hospital in August to hear stories from those who are H.I.V positive and get tested herself, alongside Congressman Charlie Rangel. Check the video below.

And to see highlights from Alicia’s Keep A Child Alive charity click here.