Caption (Pic: Lonni Ali.jpg): Lonnie Ali, wife of the late Muhammad Ali, launched a new initiative that allows the world to celebrate her husband’s legacy and recognize that “There’s Ali in All of Us.” Muhammad Ali famously said “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” A statement issued on behalf of Ali’s widow this week said the first element of the initiative invites the world to be part of the ALI 75 Service Campaign. In honour of what would be Muhammad’s 75th birthday on January 17, 2017, ALI 75 asks people around the globe to give 75 hours of service over the next year. The program hopes to have one million active participants at the end of 2017. The ‘Ali in All of Us Initiative’ encourages people to give back, and inspire acts of service.
“The world needs this global push for service, now more than ever,” said Lonnie Ali. It is time for a new generation to build on Muhammad’s legacy and celebrate his life with the ALI 75 campaign,” read the statement. “Beginning your ALI 75 service journey is simple. Text “ALI” to 75475, upload your photo and follow the simple steps to build your profile. Each time you’ll select how your act of service aligns with one of Muhammad Ali’s core principles and a United Nations Sustainable Goal. We’ll make you aware of service opportunities with charities in your area and encourage you to keep going and achieve the goal of 75 hours of service,” read the media statement. No act of service is too small. From helping with a park cleanup, volunteering at a shelter, or stopping to check on an elderly neighbor, ALI 75 emboldens a new generation to carry Muhammad Ali’s torch and celebrate the “Ali in All of Us.”