Unlikely Trio: Bono, Franklin Graham, HIV Positive Child Airlift Gifts to Africa

U2 singer, Rev. Franklin Graham, 12-year-old HIV victim, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Sen. Bill Frist join in Operation Christmas Child press conference and airlift. A portion of the project's 6 million shoebox gifts for children in need in 100 countries will be airlifted from New York's JFK on the world's largest airplane, bound for Africa.

WHEN: Tue, Dec. 10, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. 

WHERE: JFK Int'l Airport, Hangar 12 (Former TWA Hangar) 

One of the world's biggest rock stars, the world's largest international children's Christmas project of its kind, and the world's largest airplane will all be on the tarmac at JFK International Airport in New York, Tue, Dec. 10 to send powerful messages of hope to kids suffering from HIV/AIDS in Africa. 

Coverage opportunities include: 

  • U2's Bono 
  • Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse and head of Operation Christmas Child
  • 12-year-old, HIV-positive girl who made shoebox gifts for airlift to HIV/AIDS victims
  • World's largest airplane, the Antonov 225
  • Brooklyn Tabernacle Youth Choir, which made hundreds of shoebox gifts
  • 'Human chain of kids,' helping load shoeboxes onto world's LARGEST airplane
  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. (1999–2001) and current chairman/CEO of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
  • Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), who has traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa four times as a medical relief worker