Hillary Clinton honored by Elton John for HIV/AIDS campaign work
Singer Elton john honored 67th United States Secretary of State Ms. Hilary Clinton for her work to help those affected by HIV/AIDS at an annual event for his foundation.
Clinton was invited to this event and awarded from the Elton john AIDS Foundation at Cipriani’s restaurant on Tuesday night, New York. John’s foundation is celebrating its 20th year.
Many celebrities were present in John’s “An Enduring Vision- A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation” event. Musicians performed may hit numbers on the stage for this event.
Through an auction, this event raised about $1 million for the charity. This includes a lunch with CNN newsman Anderson Cooper for $12,000 and an hour of tennis lesson with Novak Djokovic for $60,000. Two photos of john with his autograph taken by photographer Terry O’ Neil went for $26,000 and $27,000, respectively.
According to John, he was touched by Clinton speech in Geneva; when she stated that “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.”
Clinton is a great human rights campaigner for people of color, for people of sexual orientation. He also added that she fight easier by being such a staunch supporter of AIDS and for people’s human rights.