As mentioned some time ago, Elton will be headlining Toronto's Fashion Cares gala in September.
Fashion Cares Chairs Michael King and Elton's partner, David Furnish, have now revealed that Jeanne Beker, host of Bell Media's FashionTelevisionChannel, John Demsey, Chairman, M·A·C AIDS Fund and Group President, the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., and Frank Giustra, President and CEO of Fiore Financial Corporation, will be Honourary Chairs for Fashion Cares 25 - the spectacular silver anniversary fund-raising gala to be held on September 9.
Held at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts with creative direction by Fashion Cares pioneer Phillip Ing, the September event will present a dazzlingly theatrical evening of entertainment, fashion, and philanthropy and will feature an intimate dinner, a retrospective of the past 25 years of Fashion Cares, and a spectacular live show with performances by Sir Elton and other high profile, international musicians. The AIDS Committee of Toronto and Elton John AIDS Foundation will serve as beneficiaries.
"David Furnish and I have set a clear objective for 2012 - to raise as much money as possible, and to make the 25th Fashion Cares Anniversary event our most successful and exciting to date. Today with the generous support of fashion industry icon Jeanne Beker and visionary corporate philanthropists John Demsey and Frank Giustra, we are one step closer to making that a reality," said King.
"In the first 20 years, Fashion Cares became a hallmark event for HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising in Toronto with the generous help of Phillip Ing, M·A·C's Vice President of Retail & Special Events. The M·A·C AIDS Fund has made almost 900 grants totaling nearly $20 million in Canada over the years. M·A·C Viva Glam is proud to return as the title sponsor of Fashion Cares 25 alongside former Viva Glam spokesperson, Elton John," stated Demsey.
Tickets will be on sale beginning June 2012, with a complete list of entertainers to be announced in early spring.