Already the recipient of the Grammy Legend Award, as well as five Grammys and 34 nominations, entertainer Sir Elton John is the subject of a tribute concert on January 30, two days after the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), a global leader in the fight to end AIDS, commemorates World AIDS Day 2017 by honoring the 35 million lives lost to HIV/AIDS around the world, and urging world leaders to support the 36.7 million currently living with HIV/AIDS with necessary services and care.
This World AIDS Day, Elton John, founder of EJAF, issued the following statement:
A cold driving rain could not put out the candles in the wind. They looked real as they flickered on the steps of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, for the black-tie benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Elton John has won plenty of awards for his music, including eight Grammys, a Tony, and an Oscar, but his activism on behalf of millions of people affected by the AIDS epidemic that earned Sir Elton the Harvard Foundation’s 2017 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund (OACF) recently received a $50,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to support innovation in advocacy programming. Grants totaling nearly $3.5 million were awarded to 57 organizations that are addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in critical and innovative ways across the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico and Spain.
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — British musician Elton John on Wednesday committed money for protecting LGBT people in Africa, saying that leaving them behind in the fight against AIDS will only increase the spread of the disease.