Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Joan looking sensational attended Elton John's Midsummer Party to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation held at Villa Dorane in Antibes..

We are excited to share details for our first-ever gala event in the South of France:  A Midsummer Party for the Elton John AIDS Foundation on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at Johnny Pigozzi’s private and beautiful Villa Dorane. This stunning place and its (in)famous pool at the end of Cap d’Antibes has such a fun history of fabulous parties and is the perfect setting for us to bring our own Foundation brand of party to it – all raising funds to create an AIDS-free future.
The Côte d’Azur has a special place in our hearts. It is where we love to spend our summers, and we want to make our inaugural fundraising gala here a true highlight of the summer season. The programme for the evening features a cocktail reception, a Provençal dinner, a live auction conducted by Simon de Pury, and as an extra special treat, we are thrilled to announce that Chris Martin of Coldplay will perform an amazing set for us. It is an honour and we are so excited to welcome Chris as our guest performer for the night.
For their leadership and support, we are so grateful to our wonderful Supporting Partners, American Airlines, The Kraft Group and Lily Safra, and our founding Event Chairs: Jamie Bell and Kate Mara, Len Blavatnik, Gerard Butler, Dale and Leslie Chihuly, Gwendoline Christie and Giles Deacon, Taron Egerton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tiffany Haddish, Bryce Dallas Howard, Quincy Jones, Robert K. Kraft, Spike and Tonya Lee, Bob and Tamar Manoukian, Richard Madden, Katy Perry, Bruce and Shadi Ritchie, Julia Roberts, Lily Safra, and Sharon Stone.
In 2019, no one should contract HIV, and no one should die of AIDS. Highly effective treatment for HIV is available, giving people living with HIV a normal life expectancy and making it impossible for them to spread the disease to others. The medicine, prevention therapies, and know-how exists. If we can ensure that all people know their status and have access to HIV preventive measures or consistently receive treatment, we can end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. This is our goal and the reason for our fundraising. And that goal is within our grasp.

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