Elton John to Deliver 2018 Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV

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Elton John performs onstage during 60th Annual Grammy Awards - I'm Still Standing: A Grammy Salute To Elton John at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30, 2018 in New York City. 

Elton John will be further establishing his alliance with people living with HIV and AIDS by delivering the Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV this June. 

The U.K.'s National AIDS Trust launched the lecture in 1999 in memory of longtime patron Princess Diana, who spent much of her time in the public eye supporting and de-stigmatizing AIDS patients. The lecture will be delivered in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which the singer founded in 1992.

“I am delighted to be able to deliver this lecture and to remember the enormous contribution Diana, Princess of Wales made to this cause," John said in a statement. "In the quarter century since the Elton John AIDS Foundation was established, the global AIDS fight has changed beyond recognition. Yet tolerance and courage has never been more important in the fight to create an AIDS-free generation and make the world a more accepting place for those living with HIV.”

The lecture is presented with the mission to end AIDS, calling on the government and private sector to take necessary actions in order to rid the country of the disease. The Diana, Princess of Wales Lecture on HIV will take place at 3:00 p.m. on June 8 in London.


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