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Elton John's AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton


Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday was honored for her work helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. The former first lady and secretary of state accepted the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation at its annual event in New York City.

Elton John's AIDS Foundation Honors Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday was honored for her work helping those affected by HIV/AIDS.
The former first lady and secretary of state accepted the first founders award from the Elton John AIDS Foundation at its annual event in New York City.

“We still have so far to go,” Clinton said about eradicating the disease. “There are so many challenges in front of us.”
She added: “I thank you, but I know there's more for us to do. Humans may discriminate, but viruses don't.”

The event, which raised $3.45 million, was attended by Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Marie Presley and Courtley Love and included a performance by Heart. Today anchor Matt Lauer hosted the event.

Speaking to the AP, John said: “I've always been a big Hilary fan. I hope she's the next American president. I hope she runs. She's a great human rights campaigner for people of color, for people of sexual orientation. She's right up there amongst the leading people in the world. And I admire her greatly. And we just want to say thank you for helping us. She's made our fight easier by being such a staunch supporter of [the fight against] AIDS and people's human rights.”

Source: ontopmag.com

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