- (RED)/Omaze, Justin Stephens/Comedy Central
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer donated $50,000 to AIDS charity (RED) for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with DJ Khaled.
A representative for (RED) on behalf of Omaze, the website dedicated to unique experiences for charitable causes, told Business Insider exclusively that Schumer was inspired to donate the generous sum after watching DJ Khaled offer up a jet ski ride on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to support (RED) and AIDS awareness. (See the video below.)
Anyone interested in the opportunity too, don’t fret. The chance to win a DJ Khaled jet ski experience is still open for a winner and guest who donate as little as $10 on Omaze.com/khaled throughJanuary 18.
Fans of the music producer and social media star probably remember that DJ Khaled famously posted a video on Snapchat when he got lost riding his jet ski at night.
Schumer and DJ Khaled are currently working with each other’s calendars to schedule the ride. Hopefully this time it’s light outside.
It should be noted that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching donations 10-to-1 on Thursday up to $6 million in honor of World AIDS Day. That means Schumer’s donation will grow to $500,000.
Other celebrity experiences available at Omaze.com/RED include an opportunity to attend a U2 rehearsal and the chance to be Channing Tatum’s personal guest for the premiere of “Magic Mike Live” in Las Vegas.
All the funds raised will go directly to (RED)’s AIDS work on the ground, as they don’t use any of it for overhead costs.