The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ball to End AIDS is back in the city of West Hollywood on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at West Hollywood Park. The event will bring some traffic and a street closure that will carry over into the weekend.
Some San Vicente Southbound lanes will be closed between Melrose & Santa Monica on the following days:
- Thursday, 9/15 – 8am-5pm
- Friday, 9/17 – 5pm-midnight
- Saturday 9/18 – 12:01am-5pm
The Small Dog Park at West Hollywood Park will close from 9/13-19.
The Large Dog Park on be closed on 9/17.
Compelled by radical compassion and bolstered by moral courage, Elizabeth Taylor became the first globally recognized celebrity HIV and AIDS activist.
In the early 1980s, Elizabeth Taylor was famous the world over. Known for her legendary acting career, as well as her extraordinary beauty and glamorous lifestyle, she could always command an audience. When Elizabeth spoke, people listened.
As ignorance, fear, and prejudice fueled the emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic, Elizabeth simply could not remain quiet. She used her massive celebrity platform to speak truth to power, exposing the injustice of society’s response to the disease. Her unyielding conviction and passion raised hundreds of millions of dollars, changed the hearts and minds of a generation, and saved countless lives.
In 1985, Elizabeth chaired AIDS Project Los Angeles’ Commitment to Life fundraiser. At the same time, the disease struck close to home as her dear friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS. So began her tireless commitment to end the epidemic. Elizabeth co-founded The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985 and regularly lobbied President Reagan and Congress to address the crisis. She established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to provide direct care, along with love and moral support, to the most vulnerable patients.
Just as the public embraced Elizabeth’s activism, the world recognized her humanitarian efforts. France honored her with the Légion d’honneur, and President Clinton awarded her the Presidential Citizens Medal. In 2000, Queen Elizabeth II named Elizabeth a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Elizabeth passed away in 2011.
Today, the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation carries forward Elizabeth’s voice and mission in the fight for social justice and human rights for people living with HIV and AIDS to achieve an AIDS-free world.
The evening this week is supported by Presenting Sponsor Gilead Sciences, Inc.
The gala will include a seated dinner for 300 guests, an exciting live auction in partnership with Christie’s featuring unique works of art and luxury experiences, and a live performance. The evening is designed as a covered, open-air event for the safety of guests.
The evening is also supported by BVLGARI as Diamond Sponsor.
To make a donation by check, send to:
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
9701 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 610
Beverly Hills, CA 90212