Beckham has supported UNICEF since his days at Manchester United and in January 2005, the English national team captain became a Goodwill Ambassador with a special focus on UNICEF’s Sports for Development program. More recently, Beckham has pledged his support for the current Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign. He is also a patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
On 17 January 2007, Rebecca Johnstone, a 19-year-old cancer patient from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, received a surprise phone call from Beckham. After the conversation, he sent her a Real Madrid jersey with his signature on it. Rebecca died on 29 January 2007.
Beckham is a spokesman for Malaria No More, a New York City-based non-profit launched in 2006. Malaria No More’s mission is to end deaths caused by malaria in Africa. Beckham appears in a 2007 public service announcement advertising the need for inexpensive bed nets. The TV spot currently airs in the U.S. on Fox Networks, including Fox Soccer Channel, and can also be seen on YouTube.
Since joining Major League Soccer, Beckham has been a very public advocate in the U.S. for related charities such as “MLS W.O.R.K.S.” On 17 August 2007, he conducted a youth clinic in Harlem, along with other current and former MLS players. This was in advance of his first New York City area match the following day against the New York Red Bulls. That team’s Jozy Altidore and Juan Pablo Ángel were also with Beckham, teaching skills to disadvantaged youth to benefit FC Harlem Lions.
David Beckham is a dream in every football fan, for me, i do not interested in football very much, but David Beckham has more important reflect on me than football. Beckham is a kind of strength in my bottom of heart, his mistake is worthy of being understood, and his kind action is worthy of being honored and learned.
Where there is love, there is hope, with so many people around the world supporting charity projects as Planet aid, humana people to people, we have absolutely enough reasons to believe that love can conquer any difficulties.