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Elton John continues his fight against AIDS

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 01:09

Oct. 16 - Sir Elton John honors Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 12th annual ''An Enduring Vision'' Benefit in New York. Alicia Powell reports.

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Elton John continued his commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS with his 12th annual "An Enduring Vision" fundraiser in New York. The event benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation which the singer founded in 1992. This year's gala brought honors for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. SOUNDBITE: Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, saying: "If we're going to beat AIDS we have to reach out to everyone. So I thank you for what you are doing here tonight, what you have done for years." And John was celebrated with the Harvard School of Public Health Initiative Leadership Award for his dedication. SOUNDBITE: Elton John, singer, saying: "When I think of the extraordinary people who have received this honor before me, including my dear friend Princess Diana. I am so humbled to be counted among such company. But I'm also inspired by their courage, their vision, their generosity, their dedication and grace under fire. What I hope to add to their legacy is my own special brand of pig-headed stubbornness." The celebrity studded event raised over $3.4 million (USD.

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Elton John continues his fight against AIDS

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 01:09