“One world: together at home” concert for raising money to fight COVID-19
One week ago lady Gaga and Hugh Evans the founder of global citizen have contacted Dr. Tedros, Director-General of the World Health Organization, about fundraising and "one world: together at home" concert on April 18th. Since then, Lady Gaga has been working to raise money for the COVID-19 solidarity response fund and until now 35 million dollars has been raised after a call to 68 corporate leaders. According to Lady Gaga, the money will be spent on essential PPE, Supply, improving lab capacity, coronavirus tests, and research. the hope is to prevent the future global outbreaks.
Dr. Tedros, amazed by Lady Gaga's energy and passion and her commitment to humanity, said that this program brings the world together, improves awareness and mobilizes resources to fight the pandemic.
According to Hugh Evans, these artists will perform at the virtual concert: Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shahrukh khan and many more to be announced over the coming weeks from all corners of the globe.
The goals of "One world: together at home" global concert
According to Lady Gaga, the virtual event on 18th is for celebrating health care workers, front line community and their acts of kindness and it will be broadcasted on many networks. The main goals of this event are:
1. To Highlight and Celebrate the singular kind of global community that is arising right now.
2. Highlight the gravity of this historical unprecedented cultural movement
3. Celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit.
The fundraising will be continued. But the show is not for fundraising and is just to be enjoyed by people all over the world.
There are a lot of health care professionals fighting the coronavirus all over the world. One of them which was called a hero in a post of A.S. Roma Twitter account yesterday is Rosa Didar, an Iranian nurse who hasn't been home for two months now and refuses to abandon her patients. This program provides the necessary funds to help stop the spread of the virus and make it possible for medical staff like Rosa to go home and have a cup of tea with their mother as they wish.
2020 April 8