Monday, April 28, 2014
Elton John Establishes Fund in Memory of Late Dance Music Pioneer
Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, John has established The Frankie Knuckles Fund, to support HIV information, testing and treatment. In a statement, Elton says, “Frankie was such a lovely man and a great talent and his legacy provides a powerful voice to reach out to people, particularly men of color, about their essential role in helping to create an AIDS-free future.”
The fund will be aimed particularly at empowering and improving the health of the black community. Black men are 40 percent more likely than white men to be diagnosed with HIV, and 46 percent of people in the U.S. living with HIV are black.
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