Jake Glaser speaks on 'Time For Heroes' AIDS family festival

Party conventions are usually the most political of events. But back in 1992, at the Democratic Convention in New York City, many people believe that one speech transcended politics. The speaker was from Elizabeth Glaser talking about her son Jake - being infected with HIV.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) will hold its 26th annual A Time For Heroes family festival on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA. This widely celebrated event will raise critical funds and awareness for the effort to end AIDS in children worldwide.

EGPAF welcomes a tremendous group of Celebrity Heroes to A Time for Heroes who are committed to achieving an AIDS-generation. 2015 Celebrity Heroes slated to attend include: Mario Lopez, Mark Paul Gosselaar, James Van Der Beek, Rachel Bilson, Hannah Simone, Danica McKellar, Jaime Pressly, Gilles Marini, Robbie Amell, and Justin Baldoni.

Headlining this year’s festival are international music sensations Nico & Vinz who will perform their smash hit “Am I Wrong” along with other chart toppers that joyfully speak of life, love, and identity. Their music gracefully combines the style and energy of pop, reggae, West African dance, hip-hop, soul, and rock in a way that will captivate and entertain A Time For Heroes attendees.

The festival’s venue, Smashbox Studios, will offer state-of-the-art design and technology as a backdrop for the fun activities that kids of all ages will enjoy with their families.

Every day, 600 children become newly infected with HIV. EGPAF is committed to getting that number to zero through its lifesaving work to treat and prevent pediatric HIV around the world. Since 1989, A Time For Heroes has raised more than $35 million to support EGPAF’s commitment to creating a world where no child has AIDS.

More special guests and activities will be announced closer to the date of the event. 

The ‘A Time For Heroes’ family festival will be held Sunday October 25th from noon to 3:00pm at Smashbox Studios in Culver City.

Follow The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Twitter: @EGPAF

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