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Elton John AIDS Foundation Welcomes HEART to 12th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

Legendary Band will perform at October 15, 2013 event

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sir Elton John will welcome the legendary band Heart as his special musical guests for the 12th annual An Enduring Vision gala to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

"I'm so thrilled that Ann and Nancy and their incredible band will be joining us for An Enduring Vision this year," said Elton John. "They are amazing musicians, and I just know they will bring the house down."

Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world that women can rock when their band, Heart, stormed the charts in the '70's with hits like "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda," "Straight On," and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. 

Music by Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, sold out arenas worldwide, and found its way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television, and associations with branded sponsors. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture. 

2012 brought well-deserved lifetime honors to the Wilson sisters. In June, they were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in December, they learned that Heart had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held at Nokia Live in Los Angeles on April 18, 2013 and broadcast on HBO in May.

"Just when we thought our year couldn't get any better, we got the invitation that made our eyes open wide. To be asked to provide music for Elton's An Enduring Vision event is exciting and a double thrill because Elton will be joining us for a song!" said the Wilson sisters. "We are absolutely honored to accept the gig, as our love for Elton is long and legendary. Now the interesting part . . .what song? We won't sleep for weeks!"

For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or andreas.schwarz@ejaf.org.

About EJAF: 

At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) we believe that AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for effective programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people's lives. Sir Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through hard work and with the help of our network of kind, amazing, creative, and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS.  The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K. foundation funds HIV-related work in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS.  For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.  Follow EJAF on Facebook and Twitter.

American Airlines is the official airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation



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