SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Walt Disney Records partners with (RED) in the fight against AIDS in Africa

Walt Disney Records recently announced that it would be partnering with (RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa by donating some of the proceeds of the music album "The Lone Ranger: Wanted" to (RED).

(RED) is a division of the ONE Campaign, founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver. It was created to allow business and everyday people to join the fight against AIDS.

Walt Disney Records' Lone Ranger album was inspired by Disney's new film "The Lone Ranger," starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The record will only be available in the iTunes Music store and features 14 songs from an eclectic mix of artists such as Iggy Pop, Grace Potter and The Nocternals and Gomez, as well as a mini documentary of "The Making of The Lone Ranger."

Walt Disney Records will donate £0.26 for every album sold in iTunes stores to (RED), which will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

(RED) has raised more than $200 million for the Global Fund in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. (RED) donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the work that must be done on the ground to fight AIDS; no overhead is taken.

The Global Fund grants that (RED) has supported have reached more than 14 million people for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, counseling, testing and care services.