| An Enduring Vision on the East Coast--
EJAF Plans Benefit And New Merchandise
September 2006 @ 15:16
On October 3, 2006, Sir Elton continues his worldwide humanitarian efforts to help raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness with his foundation's fifth annual benefit "An Enduring Vision" presented by Bath & Body Works at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Elton and David Furnish are honorary chairs with Harry Slatkin, Bryan Adams, Daniel Battsek, David and Victoria Beckham, John Demsey, The Earl and Countess of Derby, Nick Faldo, Fawaz Gruosi, Patricia Hearst and Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth Hurley, Evelyn and Leonard Lauder, Viscount and Viscountess Linley, Elle Macpherson, Bette Midler, Lily Safra, Danielle Steel, Donatella Versace as co-chairs.
Whoopi Goldberg will host the gala dinner. What's more, there will be special performances by Elton and Neil Young. And a live auction will be conducted by Vice Chairman of Sothebys North and South America Jamie Niven.
Young, known as a dedicated humanitarian, is a founder of Farm Aid and remains on their board of directors. He also serves on the Board of the Bridge School, an educational program co-founded with his wife Pegi that is dedicated to ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative and alternative means of communication and assistive technology applications.Young actively supports the Bridge School through annual benefit concerts which draw some of the biggest names in rock including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, The Who and Paul McCartney.
As part of the evenings program, the EJAF will proudly present Enduring Vision awards to Jo and Raffy Manoukian, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, and Frank Tiberius Gangi for their outstanding support of the organisation and its mission.
Since its establishment in 1992, the EJAF has raised over $100 million to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service programs in 55 countries around the globe. Today, this is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations. The EJAF focuses on supporting community-based prevention education programs, harm reduction programs, and direct services to persons living with HIV/AIDS, especially populations with special needs. These efforts include HIV/AIDS-related physical and mental health services, HIV testing and counseling, street outreach and education, food distribution, assisted living services, social service coordination, and community volunteer recruitment and support.
Bath & Body Works is a world-class modern apothecary of beauty and wellbeing that offers the most luxurious products in fragrant bath and body care, facial skincare, hair, spa and home. An exclusive range of Slatkin & Co. EJ candles and home fragrance products will be introduced in October and sold in stores nationwide to benefit the EJAF. Bath & Body Works operates more than 1600 stores. The companys headquarters is based in Columbus, Ohio.