Yesterday, Alicia Keys announced that her nonprofit organization, Keep a Child Alive, will be honoring Oprah this November at their upcoming Black Ball event. Keys noted the 9th annual event will pay “special tribute to the empowerment of women — the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement.” With her efforts in South Africa, Keys believes that Oprah has become “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.”
Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003 and continues to reach out to people and families in Africa and India by providing medication, food, orphan care and a future for those affected by HIV/AIDS. The year’s Black Ball will take place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on November 1st. Great job Keep a Child Alive organization for all the work you do and congratulations to Oprah for being honored for her work!