Bono, DATA Awarded Liberty Medal
May 24, 2007 at 8:54 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER's 2007 Liberty Medal will be awarded jointly to U2 lead singer and activist BONO and DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, AFRICA), the advocacy organization BONO co-founded to combat poverty and disease in AFRICA.
The prestigious medal and its accompanying $100,000 prize will recognize BONO and DATA's groundbreaking work in raising awareness about and spurring a global response to the crisis of AIDS and extreme poverty in AFRICA. The public ceremony will take place on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at the NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER on PHILADELPHIA's INDEPENDENCE MALL. All of the prize money will be donated to DATA.