By James MacLean
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 21st annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the gala event sponsored by the Foundation’s generous corporate friends Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo. Party guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner prepared by a celebrity chef and watch a live telecast of the 85th Academy Awards. Following dinner, Jamie Niven of Sotheby’s will conduct an exciting live auction, a special musical guest will take the stage to perform, and DJ Johnny Dynell will spin tunes for guests to dance the night away.
The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fund-raising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 21 years, this annual event has raised millions of dollars, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters. These funds help the Foundation to support a wide range of initiatives, including direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities, such as among young gay black men; providing injection drug users with clean needles to prevent HIV infection and transmission; and sexual health education for young people in America who are most at risk.
Audi, Grey Goose, and MAC Viva Glam have partnered with EJAF as the evening’s generous Co-Sponsors. The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for continued collaboration with EJAF on shared goals. American Airlines is EJAF’s official sponsoring airline.
This year’s event co-chairs are Bill and Tani Austin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph Blount, Chris Colfer, Miley Cyrus, John Demsey, Alec Gores, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Hugh Jackman and Deborah-Lee Furness, Diana Jenkins, Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Sandra Lee, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Eric and Janet McCormack, Katy Perry, Tyler Perry, Caroline Scheufele, Sharon Stone, Edward Walson and John Waters.
For inquiries about EJAF’s 2013 Academy Awards Viewing Party, please contact Matt Blinstrubas at 212.219.0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Please visit www.ejaf.org to find detailed information about EJAF’s mission and history and to make secure, tax-deductible, online donations in support of our work.