The Elton John AIDS Foundation will present its 22nd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 2, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles.
The gala is being sponsored by the foundation’s generous corporate friends Chopard, Neuro Drinks and Wells Fargo.
Chef Gordon Ramsay will once again prepare the sumptuous dinner for attendees to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 86th Academy Awards. Following the meal and an exciting auction, a special musical guest will take the stage to perform, and DJ Johnny Dynell will spin tunes for guests to dance the night away.
Over the past 22 years, this annual event has raised nearly $40 million. These funds help the foundation to support a wide range of initiatives, including direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS in marginalised communities, such as among young gay black men; providing injection drug users with clean needles to prevent HIV infection and transmission; and sexual health education for young people in America who are most at risk.
Audi and MAC Viva Glam have partnered with the EJAF as the evening’s generous co-sponsors. The foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for continued collaboration on shared goals. American Airlines is the organisation's official sponsoring airline.
Among this year’s event co-chairs are Bill and Tani Austin; Johnny and Edwina Barbis; Jim Carrey; Judi Dench; Greg Gorman; Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Quincy Jones; Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss; Heidi Klum; Sandra Lee, Jared Leto; Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne; Katy Perry; Sharon Stone; Steve Tisch; Steven Tyler; and John Waters.