Elton John Launches $1 Million Coronavirus Emergency Fund

Publish Date
Monday, 6 April 2020, 10:50AM

Sir Elton John has launched a $1 million fund through his AIDS foundation, to help those with HIV maintain their treatment and care amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

Taking to Twitter and Instagram, John said, “Today, I’m proud to announce that my foundation is launching a $1 million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to make sure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the most marginalized communities around the world.”

“The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic. For almost 30 years, we have prioritized people around the world who are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and those most likely to be left behind as HIV treatment and care expands,” the foundation said in a statement.

Last week, the 'Rocket Man' held a Living Room Concert For America, which raised $8 million for COVID-19 relief efforts. The star-studded show featured the likes of Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, The Backstreet Boys, and Billy Eilish among others.