David Cook - David Cook Joins United Nations Refugee Campaign

Rocker David Cook has thrown his support behind a United Nations charity drive to raise funds for Somali refugees in Ethiopia.
The former American Idol winner travelled to the poverty-stricken African country last year (10) as part of the TV talent show's philanthropy efforts and he was so affected by the experience, he's decided to team up with the UN Foundation's Girl Up campaign.
Cook has offered up a free song download in exchange for $25 (£15.60) donations to the cause, which aims to raise awareness and funds to help Somali girls living in the Jijiga refugee camp.
He says, "As part of Idol Gives Back, I was able to travel to Ethiopia with the United Nations Foundation and witness firsthand how girls are struggling to overcome poverty.
"Going to Ethiopia inspired me to give back through my music, which is why I'm donating a free download of We Believe, a song that was inspired by my trip, to every person who gives to Girl Up."


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for many these actions are not news worthy but he sure is making a difference in the world one act at a time. yes, he is filling up his "dash" with great deeds. David Cook, thanks for the inspiration and finding time to always GIVE BACK!
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David Cook gives. And gives. He's also got a campaign going now for ABC2; which funds research against brain cancer: David is raising funds for ABC2 by running the LA Marathon in March. And tho' this page won't allow links, if you go to crowdrisedotcom and search abc2 and/or David Cook, you'll find the Mozilla Firefox challenge page. There are other celebrities running charities there, but David's has been in the top two for a few days. Great guy. Also, small correction to your story, the download of We Believe is for the first 25K people to donate ANY amount, not just $25. Clearly, David knows some people are hard-pressed right now; he says "Any amount helps."
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