Beyond Violet Eyes

July 17, 2007

“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.”
Elizabeth Taylor, who started the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) with Dr. Mathilde Krim and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). Taylor became an AIDS awareness & fundraising force when Rock Hudson, her friend and Giant costar, was dying of AIDS.

“I am not happy that I am sick. I am not happy that I have AIDS. But if that is helping others, I can at least know that my own misfortune has had some positive worth.” —Rock Hudson, who gave amfAR its first major grant (1/4 million dollars) before he died in 1985.

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