Hillary Clinton Honored at the EGPAF’s 25th Anniversary

Dec 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm |
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Nigel Barker

This past Tuesday (Dec. 3) the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) hosted its 25th Global Impact Award Gala Dinner. The evening’s honoree was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former U.S. Secretary of State was recognized for her exceptional leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The high profile event included the likes of Nigel Barker (Emcee), Michael Feinstein, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben, Mary Steenburgen, and Diane Sawyer.

Every year the Global Impact Award Gala Dinner showcases the progress that has been made to end HIV/AIDS since EGPAF was founded by Elizabeth Glaser in 1988. Nigel Barker spoke of his admiration for EGPAF, telling PressRoomVIP, “I’ve been working with them for many years and it’s wonderful to see the massive strides they have made over the past few years.”

Barker continued with some figures to deliver the significant impact EGPAF has made, “I remember touting the numbers, a thousand babies born everyday HIV positive in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now I’ talking about 700 babies born everyday…which is still a massive number compared to what’s happening in the United States, but the fact we see a dip of 33% in five years means they are making a difference.”

Elizabeth Glaser passed in 1994 after vigorously fighting HIV thirteen years. Glaser was a fervent AIDS activist and advocate for children. Mary Steenburgen, award-winning actress and long-time friend of Glaser, remembered her fondly saying, “I’m just missing her. I hope I can get through it without crying because I loved her very much and it’s hard that she is not here… this is the [25th] year of the organization but I loved Elizabeth and knew her longer than that.”

A wonderful night for a righteous cause that PressRoomVIP is very happy to be a part of.

This past Tuesday (Dec. 3) the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) hosted its 25th Global Impact Award Gala Dinner. The evening’s honoree was former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The former U.S. Secretary of State was recognized for her exceptional leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The high profile event included the likes of Nigel Barker (Emcee), Michael Feinstein, Julianna Margulies, Gloria Reuben, Mary Steenburgen, and Diane Sawyer.