'AIDS Walk: Live at Home' with Billy Porter, Rita Moreno, George Takei

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This year's 35th AIDS Walk San Francisco was held virtually again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ABC7 is proud to be a longtime sponsor of AIDS Walk San Francisco. Anchor Dan Ashley is a committed supporter and has served as the event's host for more than two decades.

The star-studded lineup for "AIDS Walk: Live at Home" featured performances and appearances by a select list of talent, who themselves have a history of association with HIV/AIDS charities, including Billy Porter, Ann-Margret, Danielle Brooks, Heather Headley, Rita Moreno, Tony Goldwyn, Rosie Perez, Carson Kressley, George Takei and stars from the Emmy Award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race."

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ABC7 News anchor Reggie Aqui talked with Robert Mansfield, Foundation Board Member, AIDS Walk San Francisco, and Monica Gandhi, M.D., Infectious Disease Specialist, UCSF.



This year, Sir Elton John and David Furnish was honored as a centerpiece of the virtual program with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The two have, for decades, been at the forefront of the AIDS battle. In 1991, the world-renowned rock star helped kick off the first AIDS Walk in Atlanta. One year later, John founded The Elton John AIDS Foundation, at which Furnish serves as Chairman of their Board of Trustees. The Foundation is committed to overcoming the stigma and neglect that keeps us from ending AIDS, especially in the most vulnerable communities. John and Furnish have used their platform tirelessly. John first did it with hit recordings like 1985's "That's What Friends Are For," and 1992's "The Last Song" He has penned op-eds about HIV for the New York Times and The Atlantic, and given speeches at a number of International AIDS Conferences. Together, they host their annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, benefiting the Foundation, which is one of the world's most visible and effective AIDS fundraisers.

There is still time to register and raise funds! Visit sf.aidswalk.net or call 415-615-9255 (WALK).

We invite you to learn more about all of the AIDS Walk San Francisco benefitting organizations here.
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