She’s been a comedian, sitcom star, talk show host and a spokesperson for a cosmetics company, but now Ellen DeGeneres is adding another job to her impressive resume: U.S. Special Envoy for Global Aids Awareness.
Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton made the announcement while speaking at the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday. According to USA Today, Clinton sent a letter to DeGeneres stating:
By lending us your energy, compassion, and star power to serve as our Special Envoy for Global AIDS Awareness, your words will encourage Americans in joining you to make their voices heard in our campaign to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The enormous platform of your television show and your social media channels will enable you to reach millions of people with the strong and hopeful message that we can win this fight.
DeGeneres responded to Clinton’s request with the following:
I’m honored to have been chosen by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as Special Envoy for Global AIDS awareness. The fight against AIDS is something that has always been close to my heart. And I’m happy that I can use my platform to educate people and spread hope. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go look up what “envoy” means.
Congratulations Ellen, from all of us at KHL.
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