CHICAGO (September 18, 2006) — The lead singer of the band U2 brought his fightagainst AIDS and poverty to town.
Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, visited the downtown Nordstrom store Saturday to promote a designer T-shirt that will raise money to pay for AIDS medication and medical care in Africa.
The shirts are emblazoned with the logo of Bono’s “One” campaign against poverty.
They are made in Africa by Edun, a fair trade clothing label started by Bono and Hewson. The company will donate $10 for every $40 shirt sold to a fund supporting the health care of the factory workers who make the shirts.
The shirt factory is in a village in Lesotho in southern Africa.
Bono said he hopes to get 5 million people signed up for his anti-poverty campaign by the next presidential election.