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.

    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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