Prince Harry, Meghan, & Joe Biden Are Joining A Star-Studded COVID-19 Benefit Concert
The event is hosted by Selena Gomez and aims to raise money for vaccines.
A COVID-19 vaccine fundraising event with the goal of getting vaccines to the world's poorest countries just added major names to its already impressive lineup of speakers and performers.
Global Citizen's "VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World" fundraiser announced Tuesday that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be serving as campaign chairs of the virtual show, and will be tasked with encouraging the private sector to make generous donations to COVAX, a global initiative with the goal of getting vaccines to everyone around the world.
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"We can't leave anybody behind. We will all benefit, we will all be safer, when everyone, everywhere has equal access to the vaccine," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a release, "We must pursue equitable vaccine distribution, and in that, restore faith in our common humanity. This mission couldn't be more critical or important."
President Joe Biden, along with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, will also be making an appearance at the star-studded show where they will be aiming to increase public confidence in vaccines through the White House's "We Can Do This" initiative.
The virtual show, which will be hosted by Selena Gomez and also feature musical performances by Jennifer Lopez, the Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin, and H.E.R., will be streamed Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET on Global Citizen's official Youtube channel.