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George Harrison's Foundation Launches 'Inner Light Challenge' to Help Coronavirus Relief Efforts

George Harrison poses for a portrait with an acoustic guitar in circa 1974.
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George Harrison poses for a portrait with an acoustic guitar in circa 1974.

Dhani Harrison, in conjunction with his late father George Harrison's The Material World Foundation is donating $500,000 to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities to help their effort in providing care amid the coronavirus crisis.

To help raise additional funds, the Foundation has also launched The Inner Light Challenge, inspired by the Harrison-penned Beatles tune of the same name. The tune features the relevant lyrics "Without going out of my door, I can know all things on Earth / Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven."

"These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place," Olivia Harrison said in a statement. "Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time.  There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”

The challenge asks people around the globe to share a verse, chorus, or line from the song and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020. For every person that shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the hashtag, the Material World Foundation will give another $1 (up to $100,000) to help those affected by the virus.

To inspire you, watch Dhani perform the song below.

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