Scarlett Johansson spent some time in Rwanda recently as part of the (RED) project to spread awareness about the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Africa. She visited clinics and people to get a firsthand look at how the program is helping to lower the rate at which the disease is spreading. In her reflection of her trip, Scarlett said, “I came here with an open mind, wanting to listen, understand and learn; I leave with the overwhelming understanding that the small action of making a (RED) choice in your purchases in the West has an enormous impact on the lives of people in countries like Rwanda.” Between Scarlett here and fiancé Ryan running the marathon for Parkinson's, it sounds like these two are ready to join the ranks of Hollywood's activist power couples.

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