Elizabeth Glaser

Elizabeth Glaser (Born November 11, 1947 – December 3, 1994) was a major American AIDS activist and child advocate married to actor and director Paul Michael Glaser. She contracted HIV very early in the modern AIDS epidemic after receiving an HIV-contaminated blood transfusion in 1981 while giving birth. Like other HIV-infected mothers, Glaser unknowingly passed the virus to her infant daughter, Ariel, through breastfeeding. Ariel died in 1988. The Glasers’ son, Jake, born in 1984, contracted HIV from his mother in utero, but has lived into adulthood. Glaser died in 1994. Reference

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Yoko Ono writes special letter of support for Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

“Dear Friends, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an important organisation that does great work – it put pediatric AIDS on the map, helped to virtually eliminate paediatric AIDS in the USA and in 25 years has provided treatment and services to more than 17 million women and children.We are trying to get up to 25,000 Facebook friends by Sunday, and we are only 445 people shy! Please like Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation page at https://www.facebook.com/EGPAF and be a part of making an #AIDSFreeGen a reality in our lifetime.” Reference

Photo/Video Credit: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Yoko Ono: Hard Rock International/ Tsutomu Fujita AP Images for Invision

 

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Connected: Two Women, Two Mothers, Two Leaders. posted Dec 7th, 2014

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is proud to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of both Elizabeth Glaser and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton—two women who have been global leaders in the fight to improve the health and lives of millions of women worldwide.

 

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Yoko Ono @yokoono tells Rolling Stone @rollingstone her personal story of hunger: http://t.co/He3QWDPNP7

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