Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Holiday Candle

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009  |  Updated 2:45 AM EDT
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Elton John AIDS Foundation Launches Holiday Candle

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Sir Elton John is teaming up with Macy's to benefit his AIDS foundation.

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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and Candela, along with Macy's, are partnering this holiday season to sell a limited edition holiday-scented candle to benefit EJAF's grant-making initiatives.

"This holiday season, the gift of candlelight can also be the gift of life, because a portion of the proceeds from each candle will support EJAF's life-saving mission to bring effective HIV prevention programming to men, women, and children across the Americas and the Caribbean who are the most at-risk and the most vulnerable to HIV infection," said Sir Elton John.

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"I love candles, and it has been a great pleasure to work with Candela to create just the right scent to put everyone in the holiday spirit," John continued.

Priced at $25 this special edition candle will be sold through Macys department stores nationwide, as well as through macys.com.

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The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in the United States in 1992 (EJAF-US) and in the United Kingdom in 1993 (EJAF-UK) by founder and chairman Sir Elton John.

Together, both entities have raised over $150 million to support HIV/AIDS prevention and service programs in 55 countries around the globe since inception.

Today, EJAF is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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EJAF-US's current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs in the Southern United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents.

For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.

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