Join Us as EGPAF Celebrates 25 Years
On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, EGPAF will celebrate 25 years of dedication and progress toward ending AIDS in children. EGPAF’s 25th Anniversary Celebration will be the first time in more than ten years that we have had the opportunity to publicly commemorate the progress that has been made towards ending pediatric HIV/AIDS in Washington D.C.
The evening will be an opportunity to not only celebrate milestones in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but to also engage policymakers, friends, and supporters to continue to advocate on behalf of mothers, children, and families around the world.
Twenty-five years ago, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s (EGPAF) journey began with a singular purpose – to save the lives of children living with HIV. What began with three women around a kitchen table has grown into an global organization operating in 15 countries to end AIDS in children. We’ve made an incredible amount of progress since the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic: The United States has seen a 95 percent reduction in new AIDS cases and globally, we’ve curbed new pediatric HIV infections by 50 percent.
As a global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children, EGPAF is especially proud to celebrate our contributions to these achievements. We’ve reached more than 20 million women with services to prevent the transmission of HIV to their babies, and each day we’re working toward a future where no child has AIDS.
But there is still more work to be done. Every day, 700 babies worldwide are newly infected with HIV because their families lack access to the health and prevention services they need. Together we can make that number zero.
The reception will be held at the Newseum at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a performance by Step Afrika and a call to action by HIV/AIDS activist and EGPAF Ambassador, Jake Glaser. WJLA/ABC 7 Anchor Alison Starling will serve as host for the evening. Ticket prices start at $75 for a Next Generation Ticket (30 and under) and $150 for General Admission.
Join us for a night of celebration as we reflect on 25 years of progress and look toward a future where no child has AIDS.
For tickets and more information please visit www.pedaids.org/25DC.