April 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine, and because this is very near and dear to Maria Sharapova's heart, she videotaped a statement about the anniversary and in it discusses her partnership with the United Nations to help continue aiding the areas affected by the tragedy.
Below is a less serious Maria in pigtails in a commercial for Nike supporting the "Lace Up, Save Lives" campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. If you buy the red laces, Nike donates 100% of the profits to the Global Fund and football based programs that help teach youth how to avoid contracting the disease.
To learn more about "Lace Up, Save Lives" and how to to buy the red laces, click here.
To learn more about Maria's Foundation, click here.