AIDS Action’s Statement on the Passing of Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
Posted Mar 23 2011 2:46pm
“We at AIDS Action Committee were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, a tireless advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Taylor once said, ‘It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.’ She dedicated much of her life to educating the public and politicians about the need for honest and heartfelt action in the fight against HIV/AIDS, starting with her co-founding the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation . Beginning her work in 1984, she was one of the first celebrities to lend her status to HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising, to which she remained steadfastly committed over the last 27 years. AIDS Action Committee will be forever grateful for the support her foundation provided to our organization and hundreds of others all working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, provide care to those affected, and conduct research to fight the disease.”
We will post local coverage of Taylor’s passing and her work on HIV/AIDS as it becomes available.