15
Jun
09

Travis McCoy joins MTV foundation

Travis McCoy from Gym Class Heroes  is joining MTV’s Staying Alive foundation to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  The article says that he will be traveling to Africa and Asia.  He needs to travel to Alabama and Mississippi (and all the other U.S. states) but it’s great that he’s getting involved.

From Variety.com

MTV Networks Intl. has tapped singer Travis McCoy as ambassador for its Staying Alive Foundation.

McCoy, who is the lead singer with hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes, will travel to South Africa, the Philippines and India to raise awareness about youth-driven HIV and Aids prevention initiatives.

McCoy will also record a single inspired by his travels, which take place between June 13-24 this year, and release it on Dec. 1 to coincide with World Aids day.

“The incredible youth-driven HIV prevention initiatives that Travis represents, and will visit, are essential to fighting this epidemic, especially given that an estimated 45% of HIV infections worldwide occur among young people aged 15-24,” said Georgia Arnold, social responsibility senior VP for MTV Networks Intl.

 

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