Naomi Campbell raises awareness about Ebola

The British supermodel wants to help fight the virus disease with benefit fashion shows

By Andrea Tim | Published: 10 Oct 2014

Naomi fights Ebola
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Naomi Campbell has had the fashion world under her thumb for over twenty years and she's not going to let that go to waste. She intends to run benefit fashion shows in order to raise awareness and fight the Ebola outbreak that has claimed nearly 4,000 lives internationally – the worst outbreak of the virus in history.

Her plans? One show each during fashion week in New York and London next season, which will raise funds that go to educating the public about the disease. "I'm scared," she told Page Six. "People don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is."

The supermodel, who has a home in Kenya and isn't a stranger to philanthropy – she works with orphanages at Kenya and created the Fashion for Relief charity that contributed to the tsunami relief efforts in Haiti and Japan – added that as someone who travels often, she is concerned about the spread of Ebola.

"Ebola does not discriminate," she added.

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