Jimmy Kimmel, U2, Ashton Kutcher Turn out for RED Special

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World AIDS day was given the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show's spot for another year. Celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, U2, Ashton Kutcher and more came together to support the cause.

Ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, (RED) - the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver - announces it has delivered a total of $500 million to the Global Fund, to fund HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

Since (RED)'s founding in 2006, the money raised through special events and campaigns led by more than 100 private sector partners, supporters and creative collaborators has benefited the lives of 110 million people through treatment, prevention, testing, counseling and care services.

"Half a billion dollars to prevent and treat AIDS - now that's a reason to punch the sky.

When Bobby Shriver and I started (RED) just over a decade ago we had big goals, but even our big heads couldn't have dreamed up a number like that," said Bono, co-founder, (RED).

"This achievement belongs to the (RED) companies and consumers who have supported (RED) and raised a load of money and a load of awareness about AIDS - which is more the point because our experience is if there isn't heat and excitement around an issue, big government budgets get cut and people die."

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided matching funds for key campaigns to multiply the impact of individual and corporate donations.

For the third year in a row, the Gates Foundation matched every dollar raised for (RED)'s SHOPATHON, up to $15 million. Learn more about the event by clicking here.