HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco joins #TargetEbola
24 | 10 | 2014
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has become the latest Olympian to join the WOA’s #TargetEbola campaign to raise funds to help stop the spread of Ebola.
Speaking about his involvement in the campaign, five-time Olympian in Bobsleigh, HSH Prince Albert II, said:
“As Olympians we are in a privileged position to help others who are less fortunate than us. It is our responsibility to spread the values of Olympism and provide support for those who need it most. That is why I am encouraging my Olympian colleagues, my friends in the Olympic Family and those in the wider world of sport to help in any way they can by supporting the #TargetEbola campaign.”
The #TargetEbola campaign was launched this week after, Dr Francis Dove Edwin, two-time Olympian from Sierra Leone who was appointed to the Presidential task force to help stop the spread Ebola in the country, asked the WOA to help raise funds.
The WOA has joined forces with Oxfam, one of the world's leaders in emergency response, and US humanitarian NGO Medisend International, a global leader and innovator in transforming healthcare systems in developing countries.
HSH Prince Albert II joins the fastest man in the world and six-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Usain Bolt, and other Olympic legends including Claudia Bokel, Sergey Bubka, Carl Lewis, Koji Murofushi, Pernilla Wiberg and Yang Yang who are already supporting the campaign.
The WOA is also appealing to the rest of its 100,000 strong Olympian community around the world to get involved and publicise #TargetEbola, the donation link,www.targetebola.org/donate, and the SMS details, Text TARGET to 70066 [UK only], by posting selfies via social media.
The #TargetEbola selfie kit can be downloaded here: www.targetebola.org/selfie
Olympians and the general public are encouraged to print off the kit and pose for a ‘selfie’. Alternatively anyone can write #TargetEbola, targetebola.org/donate and the SMS number on a piece of paper and take a selfie with it.