HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

EL­TON JOHN

Chicago Sun-Times - - LIFE -

An emo­tional El­ton John cel­e­brated the 25th an­niver­sary of his AIDS foun­da­tion with a gala in New York City on Tues­day, rais­ing about $ 4.4 mil­lion and telling the au­di­ence that they would help end the epi­demic by 2030. John grew teary on­stage after Jeanne White — the mother of Ryan White, an In­di­ana teenager who be­came a sym­bol of HIV aware­ness in the 1980s — spoke pas­sion­ately about how John vis­ited her son while he was sick and helped her fam­ily fi­nan­cially.

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