What We're Reading: Jake Glaser Shares His Story
May 27, 2011
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is the opportunity to work with Jake Glaser
, the son of Elizabeth Glaser. It’s hard for me to imagine what it was like to grow up HIV-positive at a time when little was known about the disease, or even what it was like to grow up in Hollywood with famous parents.
Jake Glaser (right) traveled to Boston earlier this year to
speak to students participating in the Boston University
Dance Marathon to raise money for the Foundation and
awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo: EGPAF/Rachel Hinger)
But Jake is incredibly open about his life, and he’s given me a deeper appreciation of the importance and impact of our work here at the Foundation.
This month, Jake,who is now 26 years old, talked with Glamour magazine and Readers Digest about his life, as well as his parents, and his sister Ariel, who are constant sources of inspiration. He also discussed the Foundation’s current work
and what it means to help carry on his mother’s legacy.
There is always a lot of work behind these high-profile interviews – back and forth emails with writers and editors, formal photo shoots, and last-minute fact checking – and you never know how the final pieces will turn out.
While reading them, I was really pleased to see that Jake’s authenticity shined through.
I hope you enjoy these two articles, and that they give you some sense both of the history of the Foundation and what we’re achieving today – reaching millions of children, mothers, and families around the world with lifesaving HIV prevention, care, and treatment in our quest to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
Click through to read Jake’s interview with Glamour magazine
, and his profile in Readers Digest
Jake Glaser - Glamour Women of the Year - 20th Anniversary from EGPAF on Vimeo.
Stephanie Bowen is the Foundation’s Director of Media, based in Washington, D.C.