Elton John and David Furnish are turning to “big-hearted mates” to entrance this system for the thirty second annual Elton John AIDS Basis Academy Awards viewing occasion on March 10.
Becoming a member of John and husband Furnish as hosts on the sold-out occasion can be Neil Patrick Harris, husband David Burtka and Tiffany Haddish. The Gabriels, an R&B-soul-rock trio, will hit the stage to carry out. Extra names are anticipated to be introduced in coming weeks.
“As a father and an AIDS advocate for over three many years, I need to see my sons develop up in a world the place AIDS, and the stigma and inequality that drives it, are historical past,” mentioned newly-crowned EGOT winner John. “Everybody deserves to reside a wholesome life, free from violence and discrimination. I’m so grateful to my big-hearted mates Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Tiffany Haddish, and one in every of my favourite contemporary acts, Gabriels, for stepping as much as assist us elevate funds at this yr’s Oscar occasion to additional my basis’s mission.”
The occasion has supported the EJAF’s efforts by elevating thousands and thousands for the work since its inception in 1992. All funds raised this yr will help the EJAF’s companions to forestall HIV infections, deal with stigma and supply care to weak communities.
“The Oscar occasion is the inspiration greatest evening of the yr, and I’m thrilled to hold on Elton and my custom of co-hosting with such expensive mates. This yr holds particular significance for us as we have a good time the impactful launch of the Rocket Fund, our award-winning marketing campaign towards HIV-related stigma and discrimination to convey equitable care to communities most affected by HIV,” added Furnish.
Iris and Michael Smith are serving because the co-sponsors, becoming a member of official companions like American Airways, Cadillac, Tequila Don Julio and the Metropolis of West Hollywood. Presenting sponsors embody A+E Networks, Chopard, Gilead Sciences, Well being Care Advocates Worldwide, Robert and Dana Kraft, Bob and Tamar Manoukian and Cheryl and Haim Saban.