Alicia Keys held her Black Ball Redux auction recently, and pharmaceutical billionaire Stewart Rahr offered $1 million to Keep a Child Alive, which is an organization which was established to help youth combat HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. With his donation, Keys was able to raise over $2.9 million which will be a tremendous help to the cause of aiding sick children. Alicia spoke on her great efforts to help those in need who live in countries and conditions far less fortunate than the average American.
"There are places in the world where Keep a Child Alive serves where they have a Hurricane Sandy every day. They don't have electricity, they don't have heat ... and that made me more invigorated to make sure this Black Ball happened."