Nigel with a child in Tanzania. (Photo: Nigel Barker LLC)
“Due to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s efforts, real results are achievable in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Currently, 1,000 children are born infected with HIV every day. We have the know-how to prevent these infections. We just need to make it happen.”
Photographer and America’s Next Top Model
judge Nigel Barker has been an EGPAF friend and supporter for several years. In early 2009, Nigel traveled to Tanzania to film a documentary about EGPAF’s efforts to create a generation free of HIV. The documentary premiered in the fall of 2009.
Regan laughs with a child during a visit to Kenya. (Photo: EGPAF)
"As an HIV-positive woman, I am proud to support the incredible work of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. I have seen EGPAF's work in the field, and I know it is playing a critical role in ensuring that future generations will be HIV-free."
Regan Hofmann contracted HIV in 1996. She is an HIV/AIDS activist and the editor-in-chief of POZ
, a monthly magazine for people with HIV. In 2008, Regan traveled to Kenya with EGPAF representatives, where they visited several EGPAF-supported programs.
Regan recently published a memoir, I Have Something to Tell You
, about her experiences living with HIV. Learn more.
Gloria (left) visits a clinic in South Africa. (Photo: Eva-Lotta Jansson)
“Spending time with EGPAF in South Africa has been nothing short of amazing. Being a part of such a force is humbling, and I will continue to do my level best to be the best advocate for women and children that I can be.”
Acclaimed actress/singer Gloria Reuben is known best for her role as health care professional Jeanie Boulet, who battled HIV/AIDS in the hit NBC series ER
. She also starred in TNT’s show Raising the Bar
as high-powered lawyer Rosalind Whitman. Gloria advocates actively around the world on HIV/AIDS and human rights issues.
Eric sings at a support group meeting for people living with HIV in Kenya. (Photo: Mia Collis)
"As a father, I firmly believe that my daughter and all children do deserve a lifetime — a lifetime of hope, prosperity and well being. Pediatric AIDS can be eradicated and we can create a generation free of HIV, but we must do it together. Each one of us has the power to touch and change the lives of countless others. We must rise up to the challenge and raise our voices as one."
Singer/songwriter Eric Wainaina works extensively on HIV/AIDS education and other causes in Kenya. Eric is a trustee of the S.A.F.E. (Sponsored Arts for Education) GHETTO, a theatre education program that travels to slums in Kenya spreading positive messages on social awakening and HIV/AIDS. He also works with Jijue One Million, a campaign whose aim is to get at least one million youth tested for HIV.
Neal with Ruve and their daughter at the Foundation's A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival. (Photo: EGPAF)
“There are kids around the world that need our help. Elizabeth Glaser taught my wife, Ruve, and me that we can all make a difference, and I’m honored to be working with an organization that fights everyday to make a difference for the children and families that need us most.”
Actor Neal McDonough has appeared in numerous television shows and films, including Desperate Housewives
, The X Files
, NYPD Blue
, Minority Report
, 88 Minutes
, and Flags of Our Fathers
. He and his family are regular attendees at EGPAF fund raisers, including the A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival and the Celebrity Golf Classic.
Connor with a student at
the 2011 Columbia
University Dance Marathon.
“The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an amazing organization making a difference for children, for moms, and for families, all around the world.”
Actor Connor Paolo is best known for his role on the hit television series Gossip Girl
where he stars as Eric van der Woodsen. Connor began his involvement with EGPAF in 2009 and has attended EGPAF events and fundraisers, including the Kids for Kids Family Carnival and the Columbia University Dance Marathon.