The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to Honor Sec. Hillary Clinton
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September 11, 2013—Washington, D.C. — The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is honored to announce that Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the recipient of the organization’s Global Impact Award. The presentation will be held on December 3, 2013, and will coincide with EGPAF’s 25th anniversary. The evening will celebrate Secretary Clinton’s extraordinary legacy of leadership, collaboration, compassion, tenacity and courage in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The dedicated, passionate advocacy of Secretary Clinton and Elizabeth Glaser exemplify their shared belief that actions are what save lives. And thanks to their tireless efforts millions of women around the world have access to the information and services they need to keep themselves alive and healthy and ensure their babies are born free of HIV.
“Secretary Clinton’s achievements and those of her friend and our inspirational founder, Elizabeth Glaser, have transformed the lives of millions of women and children around the world,” said Charles Lyons, EGPAF president and CEO.
For the past 10 years more than 200,000 children have been born free of HIV, in large part due to EGPAF-supported programs. That is more than 20 percent of the 1 million babies born HIV-free as a result of the U.S. government’s global AIDS program, PEPFAR.
The award ceremony and dinner will take place at the Best Buy Theater, Times Square, New York City.
About the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
EGPAF is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS, and has reached more than 17 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. It currently works at more than 6,800 sites and 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.