In honor of the 40 million lives lost and the countless lives impacted by HIV/AIDS, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is reigniting the fight to end the epidemic with a rally cry.

amfAR is asking the world to contribute to the cure by singing and uploading brief covers of the song “That’s What Friends Are For” on social media using the hashtag: #SingForAIDS.

This December marks 30 years since the epidemic began and 30 years since the song topped Billboard’s charts at #1. Originally performed by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Gladys Knight, the song exemplifies the importance of friendships and support from loved ones when going through personal moments and milestones. amfAR could not have achieved the milestones in this battle without its friends.

amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS is a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.

Until December 1st, amfAR’s celebrities and supporters will be participating in the #SingForAIDS social campaign. Find out more on the Countdown to a Cure website.

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