Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Elton to be Honoured at Washington DC Gala on Oct 30

The honors just keep on coming for Elton John. On October 30, the pop-rock legend will be presented with the Rockefeller Foundation’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award for his tireless charitable work on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS.

John will receive the honor at an event called “A Celebration of American Philanthropy” in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the award, the Rockefeller Foundation will provide the Elton John AIDS Foundation with a monetary grant. The organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on an individual who has used inventive ways to aid disadvantaged and vulnerable people around the world.

In honoring Elton, the foundation points out that his “personal leadership and philanthropy over many years has led to progress in addressing discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and provided major resources to treatment and a cure.”

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