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Donate $5 to Childhood and enter to win a chance to hang with Tiësto in New York City

Third Annual Global Citizen Festival headliner Tiësto wants to fly you to New York, give you VIP passes to the show, and hang out during his sound check on September 27th. All you have to do is head to, click “I’m in” and each $5 donation you make to The World Childhood Foundation and Global Citizen gets you an entry into the contest.

“I am very excited to perform at this year’s Global Citizen Festival and continue my support for protecting the world’s children,” world renowned dance music DJ Tiësto said,  “I’m asking my fans to join me and call on our world leaders to bring about real change that will help our children live healthy, strong lives.”

World Childhood Foundation works to prevent abuse and exploitation of children through efforts assisting children who are at risk of or are victims of abuse, children who are in alternative care, street children, and families at risk. The goal of Childhood is to help create a world where no child is exposed to a violent or damaging environment, but instead has the opportunity to grow up with memories of a safe and loving childhood.

Win the ultimate Festival Experience with Tiësto!

Global Citizen Festival debuted in September 2012, in New York City’s Central Park. This years show includes performances from the spectrum of popular music including JAY Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., The Roots and Tiesto. 48,000 free tickets to the Festival are available by participating in online actions at http:///, where users take “action” to earn their admission. By signing petitions, emailing world leaders and sharing content with their social networks, fans become active participants in campaigning for positive change as they earn points that can be used to enter the prize draw to win free tickets.

One of the first “actions” fans can complete is the signing of a petition calling on world leaders to contribute $7.5 billion to the GAVI Alliance, which provides lifesaving vaccines to children in poor countries. This funding would enable the GAVI Alliance to help immunize 300 million children by 2020, which will help save the lives of 5 million to 6 million children worldwide.

“The GAVI Alliance is striving to see every child, everywhere is immunized with life-saving vaccines,” said Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI Alliance. “With funding, we can massively increase the impact of immunization in the poorest countries by 2020. By signing this important petition and becoming a Global Citizen, you will ensure that children get the vaccines they need to be healthy, go to school and help pull their communities out of poverty.”

The Festival coincides with the UN General Assembly and will serve as a high-profile platform to call for tangible commitments from world leaders in the areas of vaccines, education and sanitation. Major campaigns tied to this year’s Festival include: securing contributions for the GAVI Alliance and the Global Partnership for Education, and building momentum by citizens for the Water for the World Act, a Congressional bill that will support efforts to benefit the 1.25 billion women and girls that currently go without safe access to sanitation.

NBC News and MSNBC will produce a one-hour primetime special of the event to air on NBC at 9 p.m. on September 27 and will also highlight the issues surrounding global poverty in the coming months.

Previous Global Citizen Festivals included performances by Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’NAAN.


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