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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 23rd annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the gala event sponsored by the Foundation’s generous corporate friends Chopard, Neuro Drinks, and Wells Fargo. For a third consecutive year, Chef Gordon Ramsay will prepare the sumptuous dinner for party guests to enjoy while watching a live telecast of the 87th Academy Awards.
Following dinner and an exciting live auction, Grammy award winner Nile Rodgers & CHIC will take the stage to perform, and DJ Johnny Dynell will spin tunes for guests to dance the night away. As a cultural icon and music innovator with more than 200 production credits to his name, Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation. Signed to Warner Bros. Records, Nile is currently preparing the first new CHIC album in nearly 25 years and will take CHIC on the road throughout 2015 following the March 20 release of the first single “I’ll Be There.”
The Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party is the most highly visible and successful fundraising event in Hollywood on Oscar night. Over the past 23 years, this annual event has raised nearly $45 million, thanks to the generosity of EJAF’s supporters. These funds help the Foundation to make a real difference in the lives of people at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, including urgently needed medical care in the Caribbean, innovative treatment and prevention programs in the Southern United States, and national initiatives addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and Canada.
Audi, The Fiore Group, M∙A∙C Viva Glam, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation have partnered with EJAF as the evening’s generous Co-Sponsors. The Foundation is especially grateful to the City of West Hollywood for continued collaboration with EJAF on shared goals. American Airlines is EJAF’s official airline.
This year’s event co-chairs are Tim and Jane Allen, Francesco Aquilini, Bill and Tani Austin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Jim Carrey, Chris Colfer, Miley Cyrus, John Demsey, Roland Emmerich, Frank Giustra, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Diana Jenkins, Nick Jonas, Quincy Jones, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Heidi Klum, Ryan Kwanten, Fred Latsko, Shelley Lazar, Sandra Lee, Jared Leto, Sheryl and Rob Lowe, Eric and Janet McCormack, Joe McMillan, Mike and Kelly Myers, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Tyler Perry, Adam Press, Caroline Scheufele, Russell Simmons, Ian Somerhalder, Sharon Stone, and Denzel and Pauletta Washington.