Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi received the Congressional Global Champion Award in honor of her longstanding commitment to an AIDS-free future Tuesday evening at an event held by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) at the Newseum.
The evening reception celebrated25 years of EGPAF and brought together supporters from far and wide, like WJLA co-anchor and celebration host Alison Starling; Michael Rouse, vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs at Toyota; Jake Glaser, EGPAF ambassador; and Annie Hill, EGPAF board member and celebration co-chair, to commemorate the organization and its commitment to create a world where no child has AIDS.
In accepting the award, Pelosi recalled her first meeting Elizabeth Glaser in 1988 and how that meeting not only showed her passion and commitment, but moreover, that Glaser was a quintessential mom. “There’s nothing like the determination of a mother,” Pelosi said.
“When [Elizabeth Glaser] died we lost a champion, but her legacy lives on. She made a difference in the world. We are going to continue this fight until no child has AIDS.”
*Photos credit Andrew Snow / Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.