Ebola Does Not Discriminate: Naomi Campbell to organise fashion show to raise money against Ebola
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you’ll have heard of Ebola and know that this terrifying disease has killed over 4,000 people - and is potentially making its way across the world from the poor and underdeveloped countries in West Africa where its epidemic began. Having a home in Kenya, one of the nations struck by the disease, means that this epidemic is rather close to home for Naomi Campbell. Not being one to shy away from philanthropic efforts, the famous model has often made efforts to raise money for charity; having previously held 'Fashion for Relief' for the aid of relief efforts in Haiti and Japan, and it seems she is going to do her bit and has announced plans to hold two charity catwalk shows in order to raise awareness and funds to help fight the spread of Ebola. Miss Campbell admitted to New York’s Page Six that she was scared and told that she is worried that "people don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is." She plans to organise one show in London and one in New York in February, coinciding with Fashion Week. Campbell also told Page Six that she feels it’s her duty to do something to help in such a concerning situation given her prominent position and having ties to the vulnerable areas, and warned “Ebola does not discriminate.” Naomi has always managed to secure some huge names for her previous shows including Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn and she promises that the Ebola event will be no different. It’s sure to be a fantastic spectacle and fantastic that it’ll raise much needed funds for such a worrying epidemic.