The Elton John AIDS Foundation. Create an AIDS-free future for everyone in the world.
The Foundation has 24 years of expertise in the fight against HIV. We are now one of the largest, most respected and ‘can-do’ charities in our field. We have made it our mission from the start to help those who are most stigmatised by society because they are living with, or at high risk of HIV, by providing them with the means to protect themselves, access medicine and get on with their lives. We believe everyone is entitled to dignity, respect and compassion.
AIDS is the most devastating disease the world has ever known. By the end of the 20th century, 50 years’ worth of public health gains were annihilated by AIDS. It was at this time, after losing his close friends like Freddie Mercury and teenager Ryan White to AIDS, that Sir Elton John decided to set up the Foundation, first in the United States in 1992, and subsequently in the United Kingdom in 1993.
While functioning as separate organisations, both the Elton John AIDS Foundation in the UK and the USA pursue the common goals of empowering people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS. If you want to help us fight AIDS, please consider donating to the Elton John Aids foundation.
Love Is The Cure
On July 17, 2012, Love Is The Cure – On Life, Loss and the end of AIDS by Elton John is published in the USA by Little, Brown and Company and in the UK and internationally by Hodder & Stoughton. The book is available in hardcover and Kindle, as well as on Audiobook (CD), with Elton himself reading the text.
The Royal Academy of Music
Like many of the world’s greatest musicians, Elton John studied at the Royal Academy of Music.
In 2002 Elton was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal Academy of Music. Since then he has supported the Academy’s students through the Elton John Scholarship Fund, saying, “I feel compelled to do everything that I can to assist the Academy in nurturing and developing these immensely talented, often impoverished, young people.” Countless young musicians have been able to study at the Academy because of the essential support that they have received from this fund.
The Elton John Sports Fund
Rocket Sports launched the Elton John Sports Fund with more than £300,000 raised at an acclaimed concert by Elton at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire on 28 June, 2014.
The fund supports Britain’s brightest prospects from more than 50 sports by providing annual awards of £2,000 to help with essential training and competition costs, led by the national charity, SportsAid.
“Thanks to your support,” Elton said to a crowd of 5,000 fans during the concert, “we will be able to fund young athletes for the next eight years to help make their dreams come true. Thank you!”
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