African Well Fund board member Elizabeth Beech will be joining DATA as they debut The ONE Campaign’s celebrity PSA. The event takes place in the Titan Student Center Conference Hall on the Cal State Fullerton campus at 11:00 a.m. There will also be a screening of the film “Heart of America”, the documentary that chronicled Bono and DATA’s 2002 initiative to bring the message of Africa’s AIDS emergency to the American Midwest. Representatives from Atidekate, an organization of returned Peace Corps volunteers, will also be present.
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Last night’s Vertigo’s Eve party at the San Diego Hard Rock Café was an enormous success! The party, hosted by U2 fan site @U2, served as the kick-off event for this year’s “Build A Well for Bono’s Birthday” campaign. The sold-out show featured a donated performance by the Southern California-based musicians Joshua Tree Band (a U2 tribute group), and raised $3500 for water projects in Africa.
The African Well Fund would like to thank Sherry Lawrence of @U2 for organizing the event. Our thanks also go out to Matt McGee and all the @U2 staff for their unprecedented support, the Joshua Tree Band for donating their performance, and of course the fans who attended the party, bought t-shirts and continue to show their commitment to our cause.
Enjoy the concert tonight and don’t forget to sign the birthday card when you return home!
The African Well Fund is pleased to announce its plans for the 3rd annual “Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday” fundraiser. The fundraiser will run through May 1st. For all details about the fundraiser as well as instructions on how to donate and leave a birthday message for Bono, please visit http://www.africanwellfund.org/Bono-Well-2005.html
March 22nd has been designated World Water Day. The theme this year is “Water for Life” and the United Nations is using this year’s observance to launch the International Decade for Action. The Decade, beginning today, provides the international community with an opportunity to refocus political and global commitment on water-related issues in order to achieve the water-related goals established in the Millennium Declaration.
The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by adopting a resolution.
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Visit the UNESCO web page to send an e-card for World Water Day 2005:
Joshua Tree, a Southern California based U2 tribute band, will donate a portion of the proceeds from their April 8th show to the AWF. The show takes place at The Britannia Arms in Cupertino, CA. The band is set to take the stage at 9:30. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at http://www.u2jt.com/shows.html.
In an unprecedented show of support, @U2 has announced plans for yet another party to benefit the African Well Fund. And this one promises to be the biggest one yet! The event is called VERTIGONE and it takes place in Boston on May 23rd. The party will be held at the historic Paradise Rock Club on 969 Commonwealth Avenue. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are available now online for $20 (not including service charges). Special guests for the evening will be The Joshua Tree Band, the Boston-based group that performed at the November “Swinging to the Music” party. For more detailed information about VERTIGONE including information on how to purchase tickets, please click here.
AWF representatives will be on hand with updates on our latest projects (including the Bono Birthday Well fundraiser), AWF merchandise for sale and information on volunteer and fund-raising opportunities. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Speaking of the birthday fundraiser, check back here on March 22nd for all the details about this year’s Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday campaign.
@U2 is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is one of the premier U2 fan websites. In November 2004, @U2 presented three “Swinging to the Music” fan parties that raised over $1300 for the people of Africa. Read more about that here.
AWF volunteer Annette Quintero will be co-hosting a booth at the Long Beach Art Walk on March 12th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Annette will have information on hand about our current activities and upcoming campaigns. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. The Art Walk takes place in the East Village’s Art District in downtown Long Beach. For more information and directions, please visit http://www.artwalklbc.com/.