ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday September 16, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 16

Supremes singer to sing for a cause here

Mary Wilson of the legendary music group The Supremes will undertake her first mission for the Humpty Dumpty Institute on October 31, when she travels to Sri Lanka to review the Institute’s mine clearance and dairy development programme in Jaffna.On November 3 in partnership with the One Sri Lanka Foundation (OSLF), Mary Wilson and her band will hold a special benefit concert at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Proceeds from the concert will be contributed to Sri Lankan charities assisting victims of landmines. Miss Wilson will also meet people whose lives have been impacted by landmines during her visit.

As spokesman for the Humpty Dumpty Institute, she will help raise public awareness about the worldwide scourge of land mines and unexploded ordinance (UXOs).

Mary Wilson, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, was one of the legendary Supremes, known around the world. She and the Supremes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. She is the author of “Supreme Faith: Someday We’ll Be Together,” and the best-seller “Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme.”

In 2003, Mary Wilson was appointed a Cultural Ambassador by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and undertook missions on behalf of the U.S. Department of State in Botswana, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bosnia, Mozambique, Oman, Uruguay, and Argentina. She was recently awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, GA.

Describing Mary as “an original American icon”, Ralph L. Cwerman, President of the Humpty Dumpty Institute said that “HDI is privileged to have her as its new spokesman. Mine clearance programmes and landmine awareness around the world will benefit greatly as Mary begins to speak out against these cruel weapons of war.”

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