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Elton John has announced that he will once again host an Oscar Viewing Party to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The party is held every year to raise money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, an organization established and overseen by the singer that funds educational programs targeted at HIV/AIDS prevention and the elimination of prejudice and discrimination against HIV/AIDS, and for programs that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

“We give them the best that they can possibly afford,” said Sir Elton. “It’s beautiful inside the tent, the food’s great, everyone will be served the best wines, but they need to be because they’ve paid an awful lot of money for a seat.”

The guest list never fails to be scattered with big names, with Kiefer Sutherland, Sharon Stone, Elle Macpherson, Victoria Beckham, Gordon Ramsay and many others attending past events. The event also invariably raises millions of dollars for AIDS research.

“Beginning with a modest dinner that raised $300,000 in 1993, EJAF’s Academy Awards Viewing Party has grown into a multimillion dollar annual benefit that has raised approximately $25 million to date for the foundation’s life-saving programs,” said EJAF Director Scott Campbell. “But these achievements only address a small portion of the enormous need that already exists and that is growing at the rate of 10 more people every minute. We have a huge task ahead of us, and we are deeply grateful to our supporters and friends around the world for joining us in this vital cause.”

The party will take place on March 7 at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood. More info here.

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