Elizabeth Taylor – A Living Legacy

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Alliance staff Vicki Freda and Linda Forman with Tarquin Wilding from ETAF.

Violet eyes. White diamonds. Two Oscars. What do you think of when you remember Elizabeth Taylor? On the front lines of the AIDS epidemic, we remember her kind and generous heart.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor was a fearless activist who called attention to the disease and its devastation even before her close friend Rock Hudson passed away in 1985. She spoke the truth about AIDS when others wished to deny it.

Her legacy includes the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, from which Alliance for Housing and Healing just received a generous $20,000 grant for our Keep It Fresh food program. This initiative provides monthly supermarket vouchers to families and individuals struggling to buy healthy food that works well with difficult AIDS medications. Thanks to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, we will be able to significantly reduce the waiting list of 400 households for this wonderful program.

For more information about the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, please go to www.elizabethtayloraidsfoundation.org.