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Arts and Philanthropy Collide to Celebrate Sir Elton John

Rebecca Wang celebrates Sir Elton John’s 70th birthday by supporting the Hammer Museum and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Celebrities, musicians, art enthusiasts, and philanthropists alike will join Sir Elton John to celebrate his 70th birthday on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The world-renowned musician and philanthropist and host Rob Lowe will welcome guests, including Tom Ford, Steve Wonder and Rebecca Wang, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles for a private dinner featuring musical performances by Lady Gaga.

The occasion will also mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Elton John’s collaboration with Bernie Taupin and will be hosted in the stunning outdoor courtyard of the Hammer Museum. Proceeds from the evening will help support two of Sir Elton John’s greatest passions: the arts and philanthropy.

“It is so wonderful to be a part of such an auspicious event, not only to celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest artists of all time, Sir Elton John, but also to support the inspiring programs at the Hammer Museum and the global initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” says Rebecca Wang, who is a long term supporter of the foundation.

The Hammer Museum brings diverse and engaging exhibitions to the public for free, allowing visitors to experience a wide range of ideas in an inviting space. Since 1990, the Hammer Museum has catered the innovative spirit of dynamic forms of art and performance. By allowing the free flow of challenging ideas, visitors can encounter meaningful perspectives on the world around them.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is one of the largest privately-funded institutions in the world working to overcome AIDS. Since its beginning the Foundation has prioritized the pivotal areas of treatment, prevention and education, and raised over $350 million to support more than 1,400 projects world-wide.

“I am continuously inspired by the works of Sir Elton John. He has dedicated his life to championing research, prevention, and education in the global AIDS epidemic,” Wang explains.

About Rebecca Wang

Rebecca Wang has long supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation in its efforts to fight the global AIDS crisis as benefactor over two consecutive years (2011, 2012) to the EJAF’s Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, the most high-profile and largest fundraising event held in Hollywood on Oscar night. In 2014-2016 she has resumed her support as patron for the event, a position she also held for their New York Enduring Vision benefit in October 2013.