Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party
Rebecca Wang Supports the 23rd Elton John AIDS Foundation
Academy Awards Viewing Party
Rebecca Wang joined Miley Cyrus, Steven
Tyler and Sharon Osbourne to support the
23rd annual Elton John AIDS Foundation
Academy Awards Viewing Party and the
foundation’s mission of HIV/AIDS prevention,
education, and treatment.
On Sunday, Feb. 22, Rebecca Wang, A-list
celebrities and leading figures of the
entertainment industry rallied in Hollywood,
not only for the Academy Awards, but also to
endorse the most high-profile event of the
evening, the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Viewing Party. Now in its 23rd year, this
annual celebration has the distinction of
being the largest of its kind to take place on
According to the Foundation’s website, to
date the Viewing Party has raised nearly $45
million towards the Foundation’s many
HIV/AIDS prevention and education
initiatives. Its U.S. and U.K. branches have
together raised more than $300 million since
1992 to support programs in 55 countries.
The evening is made possible each year
through generous support and funding at
both individual and corporate levels.
This year’s party took place in West Hollywood Park, Los Angeles. Sir Elton John and David
Furnish gave thanks to event chairs and other supporters who include Rebecca Wang, Sharon
Stone, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Heidi Klum as well to Chopard, Neuro and Wells Fargo,
sponsors for the evening, and to West Hollywood for hosting the party.
An executive film producer and entrepreneur, Rebecca Wang is a long term supporter of the
Foundation and its work and over the years has been a devoted patron of numerous Foundation
events, both in the U.S. and U.K.
“Through its care, treatment and prevention initiatives across so many countries, the Foundation
has moved mountains in the global fight against AIDS and the ignorance that surrounds it,” Wang
said. “I am always proud to support the Viewing Party and its ground-breaking fundraising.”
The black-tie evening commenced at 4 p.m. when guests, including Miley Cyrus, Steven Tyler and
Sharon Osbourne gathered firstly for cocktails rimmed in edible gold and sourced by Patron
Tequila, then proceeded at 5 p.m. to a lavish dinner prepared by Gordon Ramsey, during which
they were able to watch a live telecast of the 87th annual Academy Awards.
The famous live auction, known to raise millions of dollars in donations, followed. Auctioneer
Alexander Gilkes, co-founder and president of Paddle8, oversaw the fierce and exuberant bidding
for the unique and exclusive lots. Afterward, music icon Nile Rodgers and his band Chic performed
live before guests danced the evening away to tunes spun by DJ Johnny Dynell.
Visit http://newyork.ejaf.org/ to learn more about the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
For more information on Rebecca Wang and upcoming projects from Rebecca Wang
Entertainment, please visit http://www.rebeccawangentertainment.com/