U2 frontman Bono is headed to Dallas this weekend to receive the Bush Center's first ever Medal of Distinguished Leadership for his humanitarian work in Africa. The George W. Bush Institute will give out three awards at its Forum on Leadership April 18-20, a tradition it plans to continue every year.
According to the Bush Center website... The George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership recognizes an individual who has made a sustained impact on the global community and has inspired others to take action to improve lives.
As co-founder of ONE, Bono has partnered with heads of state and members of legislatures around the world to ensure the passage and funding of policies and programs that have helped to save tens of millions of lives over the past decade.
Building on the success of ONE, he co-founded the sister organization (RED) to harness the power of people and companies to help fight AIDS. To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria across the continent of Africa.
Bono has utilized his platform and influence to inspire more than nine million people around the world to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa.