Tuesday, September 11, 2007
KD Lang to Join Elton at an Enduring Vision
The incredible k.d. lang will join Sir Elton John as the special musical guest for the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 6th annual An Enduring Vision benefit to be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City on Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
The evening will be hosted by Anderson Cooper, and as a part of the program, EJAF will present Enduring Vision awards to corporate philanthropists Harry Slatkin of Slatkin & Co./Bath & Body Works and Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele of Chopard and to long-time EJAF supporters Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
As Sir Elton noted in his remarks for last year's An Enduring Vision, 40,000 more Americans continue to become infected with HIV every year. Current public and private sector responses are inadequate to stop new HIV infections. With new HIV infections outstripping our capacity to provide HIV treatment by six-to-one, clearly we must invest in HIV prevention much, much more aggressively. Over the past several years, An Enduring Vision has become a major source of funding for EJAF and has enabled the Foundation to increase its direct grant-making and its community partnership collaboration with the National AIDS Fund by 136%.