Ride a bike with Bono for RED

Ride a bike with Bono for RED

Celebrities weigh in to combat AIDS

Over the next six weeks, donors can bid on a chance to be complimented by George Clooney, to toss a football with star quarterback Tom Brady, to join Meryl Streep on the red carpet or to ride bikes with U2’s Bono in Central Park.

A “wellness break” with the rapper Snoop Dogg in Colorado — where marijuana use is legal — is one of more than a dozen in-person celebrity experiences being offered to people who donate at least $10 this holiday season to Red.

“Join me for a bike ride, and really live on the edge,” Bono says in a video plugging the campaign. “We’ll ride, we’ll laugh, we’ll snap a few selfies … and I’ll tell you what it’s like to suffer a facial fracture involving the orbit of your eye and having your elbow redone in titanium.”

The campaign launched Tuesday, World AIDS Day, as a partnership beteen Red and Vice Media. Proceeds benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS. Every dollar raised will be matched, up to $20 million, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

You can enter by donating through to January 21, after which the winners will be revealed.

It works like an online raffle: Each dollar you pledge gives you 10 chances to win the Bono bike ride or whichever celebrity experience you desire (all include flights and hotel).

Donate $100, for example, and 1,000 entries bearing your name will be placed in the pool for that prize.

In other words, if you really, really want to party with Snoop, it’s probably going to cost you.

If you choose the Bono experience the following applies:

  • You and a friend will ride bikes through Central Park with Bono
  • Grab an ice cream, share stories, and take home plenty of signed merchandise
  • Be flown to New York City and stay in a 4-star hotel

For more information and to enter visit: www.omaze.com


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