Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to Host Global Champions of a Mother’s Fight Inaugural Awards Luncheon, Sponsored by the Huffington Post

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A Campaign to End HIV and AIDS in Children and Mothers Worldwide. Special Guests Scheduled to Attend Include Nigel Barker, Maggie Betts, Jake Glaser, Karlie Kloss, Tshidi Manye, Katie Lee, Rebecca Minkoff. Event Will Honor Johnson & Johnson, Cookie Johnson, and Amy Robbins for their longtime support in the fight for an AIDS-Free Generation.

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On Monday, October 29, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will host the inaugural Global Champions of a Mother’s Fight awards luncheon in New York City to honor longtime leaders in the fight to end pediatric AIDS. The event will bring together over 400 philanthropists, corporate leaders, and media dedicated to creating an AIDS-free generation. It will feature custom-designed décor by model Karlie Kloss and designer Jason Wu, a globally inspired menu by award-winning chef and Food Network star Cat Cora, and a special performance by Tshidi Manye, star of Broadway’s The Lion King.

The luncheon will also feature a thought-provoking panel discussion with the honorees – Johnson & Johnson (represented by J&J CEO Alex Gorsky), Amy Robbins, founder of the Nduna Foundation, and Cookie Johnson, philanthropist and board member of the Magic Johnson Foundation – about global change, innovation, and what it will take to create a generation free of HIV and AIDS around the world. Attendees will hear from EGPAF Board Co-Chair Willow Bay, President and CEO Chip Lyons, and Florence Ngobeni-Allen – mother, AIDS advocate, and EGPAF Global Ambassador from South Africa.

Date: October 29, 2012
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Columbus Circle

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS. The Foundation was created by three mothers, including AIDS advocate Elizabeth Glaser, in Los Angeles in 1988 to spur pediatric research and provide a voice for children and families battling HIV. Twenty-five years later, it works in 15 countries to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; to advance innovative research; and to conduct strategic global advocacy to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.pedaids.org or http://www.amothersfight.org.

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