February 7, 2008
Madonna Hosts A Malawi Fundraiser. Controversy Follows (So What Else Is New?).
Reuters, Feb 7, 2008--Queen of pop, Madonna, hosts a benefit with Gucci and UNICEF in aid of children in Malawi.Stars turned out in force at the United Nations in New York, to support the cause of raising funds for orphans in Malawi who are affected by Aids/HIV.Pop superstar Madonna, accompanied by her daughter, Lourdes, said that she wanted to put this cause on the map. Madonna hosted the event alongside fashion house Gucci and UNICEF.The event also celebrated the opening of a new Gucci shop, making it controversial. However, Gucci, which is owned by French retailer PPR paid for the entire event and said all money raised will be split between Raising Malawi and UNICEF.