Democratic Leader Pelosi to Receive Congressional Global Champion Award for Longstanding Commitment to an AIDS-free Future

Reception June 24 at the Newseum, Hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation – RSVP at Pedaids.org

 

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will honor Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, recipient of the Congressional Global Champion Award, at a special evening reception on Tuesday, June 24 in Washington, DC.

Leader Pelosi has been an outspoken advocate for those infected with and affected by HIV since the beginning of the epidemic. She understands too well the devastation HIV can cause. Her commitment has been critical in advancing the fight against the disease and helping to lead us to a place where we can now say an AIDS-free generation is in our grasp. EGPAF President and CEO Charles Lyons will present the award to Leader Pelosi.

The reception celebrates EGPAF’s 25 years of working to end AIDS in children worldwide. WJLA anchor Alison Starling will host the evening celebration, and Step Afrika, a percussive dance group, will also perform.

WHAT:

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception to honor Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

WHEN:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

WHO:

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Global Champion Award recipient
Charles Lyons, president and CEO, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs, Toyota
Jake Glaser, ambassador, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Alison Starling, celebration host, co-anchor ABC7/WJLA-TV news
Annie Hill, co-chair, 25th Anniversary Celebration
Step Afrika

COST:

$150 — general admission
$75 — supporters 30 years old and under
Patron and sponsorship levels start at $1,000.

For tickets and more information, visit: http://www.pedaids.org/events/25th-anniversary-celebration.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Johanna Harvey
jharvey@pedaids.org
202-280-1657

About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF):

EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached 20 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently supports more than 7,000 health facilities and works in 15 countries 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.

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