EJAF announces 26th annual Academy Awards fundraising event

David Furnish and Sir Elton John at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. Photo by Michael Kovac.

LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2018) – Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. 

The Foundation is excited to announce that one of 2017’s newest breakout bands Greta Van Fleet will be the evening’s special guest performers. Greta Van Fleet features four young musicians, three brothers and their best friend, who are producing exciting, high-energy, seventies-inspired rock-n-roll.  Hailing from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth, the four were raised on their parents’ extensive vinyl collections and were encouraged to be creative, daring and innovative.  

EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past quarter century, this annual event has raised more than $62 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters.  These funds help the Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, including urgently needed medical care in the Caribbean, innovative treatment and prevention programs in the Southern United States, and national initiatives addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States, Canada and Latin America.

The Gayly. January 30, 2018. 12:23 p.m.