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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:41:49

    U2 Supports Legacy of Hope Foundation - A hospital will be built!

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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    U2 have thrown their support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela's final wishes to fruition, which is the construction of the fifth dedicated children's hospital on the entire continent of Africa.

    The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital will provide access to high-quality medical care for the children of Southern Africa, regardless of their ability to pay. This facility will have a profound, transformative effect on healthcare in the region.

    Awesome! Good band x good cause.

    All members of U2, including Bono, a longtime ally and friend of Mr. Mandela and supporter of his charitable efforts, signed one of The Edge's acoustic guitars for Legacy of Hope. Bono, who was recently injured during a cycling accident in New York City, has been recuperating following surgery, but nevertheless still wanted to show his support. Prolific rock star Bono tagged the guitar with the inscription, "There's no them there's only us!"

    Great quote!

    When reached for comment, Eric Gast, CEO/Executive Producer of the Legacy of Hope Foundation, stated, "We are truly honored that U2 would show their support with this wonderful gesture and I'm moved that Bono, in his current state, would have the resolve to help support Mr. Mandela’s dream of free and accessible healthcare for the children of Southern Africa."

    What charities do you support?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.12.15



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