June 2018

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Receives $425,000 from Jewelers for Children

Media Contact: Meghan Quinn |202-448-8470| mquinn@pedaids.org

Las Vegas, NV—June 3, 2017—The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is pleased to announce a $425,000 commitment from Jewelers for Children (JFC) to further its mission to end AIDS in children and create the first AIDS-free generation. JFC revealed the generous award on Sunday, June 3, 2018, during its 20th Annual Facets of Hope Dinner.

In 2018, Jewelers for Children celebrates its twentieth anniversary of helping children in need. EGPAF has been a JFC Legacy Charity Partner since 1999. The impact of this longstanding partnership is evident in the progress made toward ending AIDS in children worldwide. When this partnership began, more than 1,300 babies were born with HIV every day. With JFC’s backing, EGPAF has helped reduce this number to 400 and has averted nearly 350,000 HIV infections since 2004.

The remarkable impact of this partnership was highlighted on Sunday through an EGPAF video story featuring Elizabeth Glaser’s son and EGPAF Ambassador, Jake Glaser. “There are thousands of children around the world who are HIV-positive and alive and thriving, just like I am, because of your support. It is because of over 20 years of partnership and Jewelers for Children’s dedicated efforts that we will create an AIDS-free future. And for that, I thank you.”

With its 2018 contribution, JFC has now donated more than $12 million to support EGPAF’s lifesaving prevention and treatment programs, research, and advocacy. These critical funds enable EGPAF to reach the mothers, children, and families who need our help the most. This year’s contribution is a testament to JFC’s steadfast commitment to helping children around the world, and to creating the first AIDS-free generation.

EGPAF is grateful for the incredible support from JFC and its members, and their tremendous impact on its mission of eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS.

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About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):

EGPAF is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/ AIDS, and has reached more than 27 million pregnant and breastfeeding women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. Founded in 1988, EGPAF today supports activities in 19 countries and more than 5,000 sites to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit www.pedaids.org.