Bono Sings for Chef Mario Batali to Promote New (RED) Campaign: Watch

Bono performs during U2's 360 world tour 

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U2’s Bono has lent his pipes to chef Mario Batali in an effort to raise awareness for Batali’s (RED) campaign to help fight AIDS.

In the video below, Bono playfully sings, "Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario! I once met a chef called Mario - ah, the cheapest of dates. Ten bucks, a ginger, a redhead. I'm in."

Bono’s brief tune was in reference to Batali’s EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES program. The chef is asking fans to contribute $10 for a chance to win private cooking lessons in New York. Proceeds will go toward providing HIV positive pregnant women access to medication they heed to ensure that their children are born HIV free.

More details about the campaign are available at Omaze.com.

Since being co-founded by Bono in 2006, (RED) has generated more than $240 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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