Alicia Keys is more than just a singer – she is a global ambassador for the international charity Keep A Child Alive (K.C.A)

Founded by Alicia Keys and AIDS activist Leigh Blake, K.C.A is an influential charity dedicated to providing life-saving and essential support for children suffering from AIDS. K.C.A offer orphan care for children who have lost parents to AIDS, whilst supplying anti-retroviral medicine for those living with HIV and AIDS.

The pandemic of HIV and AIDS is ravaging in Africa and India, and K.C.A’s urgent response has saved over 250,000 people.

Please make a difference by joining team KCA at the inaugural Brighton Marathon on Sunday 18th April 2010.

Words by Melissa Lewars