Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Buy Steven Tyler's EJAF Party Ticket, EJAF Donated $8.3 M Last Year

The winner will be a guest of Steven Tyler and Erin Brady, dining at their table at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party dinner on February 26, 2012.

This highly anticipated event is hosted by Sir Elton John and David Furnish in West Hollywood, CA. Tickets include a cocktail reception, an incredible dinner by Cat Cora beginning promptly with the Oscar telecast, an exciting live auction and the after-show party featuring a performance by Foster the People.

 For the past nineteen years, this party has attracted luminaries from Hollywood’s celebrity community including Oscar winners Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Costner, Kevin Spacey, Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones and more. Recent musical performances include Mary J. Blige, James Blunt and John Legend, Grace Jones, and Florence & the Machine!

 The proceeds for this item benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation

 Terms: Includes 2 tickets to the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 26, 2012, ONLY. The hard cost of the 2 tickets is valued at $11,000 but the experience of sitting with Steven Tyler is truly priceless! Winning bidder and guest(s) subject to security screening. Travel and accommodations are not included. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.

Donated by: Steven Tyler


The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) today announced over $3.2 million in new grants that will further its mission to assist the most marginalized populations vulnerable to HIV infection.

These new awards brought EJAF’s final total grant-making commitments for calendar 2011 to a record $8,316,871, with disbursements totaling $7,006,871 last year.

 These grants represent EJAF’s continuing commitment to fund demographics and geographic regions that are seriously impacted by HIV/AIDS and under-served by traditional funders. Grant expenditures totaling $3,221,622 were awarded for 19 new and 29 renewal grants, including:

 * health services for Black women, one of the highest HIV-impacted populations in this country;
* innovative programs focused on the health and rights of gay and bisexual men throughout the U.S.;
* programs designed to help people with HIV who are leaving prison to access and stay on treatment and maintain their health as they reintegrate into society;
* small community grants supporting services for gay men throughout Latin America;
* clinical and mental health services for vulnerable populations in the Caribbean; and
* additional funding totaling $1.6 million over two years to support over 50 community organizations providing needle exchange and harm reduction services for injection drug users.

 “Through the efforts of hundreds of privately-funded syringe access programs, HIV incidence due to injection drug use in the U.S. has declined from 25% of all infections in 2000 to 9% today,” said Executive Director Scott Campbell. “Scaled-up syringe access programming could bring injection-related HIV infections down to zero.

 Given Congress’ unfortunate reinstatement of the ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange programs, EJAF’s increased investments as one of the top three funders in this field are particularly crucial.” “For twenty years, EJAF has remained consistent in our mission, even as we’ve increased the scope and reach of our grant-making,” added Chairman David Furnish.

“Our most recent grants continue this historic focus, dedicating critical funding to the most urgent and under-resourced aspects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”

- Hollywood News

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