Haute 100 NY Update: Hillary Clinton Honored By Elton John for her AIDS Campaign


Hillary Clinton is waging a war against HIV/AIDS. Dozens of celebrities and socialites gathered at Cipriani last week to watch the former secretary of state receive the first founders award from Elton John during his annual AIDS Foundation benefit event.

“We still have so far to go,” Clinton emphasized during her acceptance speech. “There are so many challenges in front of us. I thank you, but I know there’s more for us to do.”

Clinton says that she hopes to experience an “AIDS-free generation” in the near future, and believes that accomplishing that goal must be “our north star.”

Several prominent celebrities including Billy Joel, Alec Baldwin, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lisa Marie Presley and Courtney Love turned out for the philanthropic event, which raised $1 million through an anonymous donor, plus more through a lively auction.

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