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Olivia Munn, Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Family Step Out for 'A Time For Heroes' Festival!

CELEBRATES ITS 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH ANNUAL A TIME FOR HEROES FAMILY FESTIVAL 

The global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children fêted with celebrity hosts and a special performance 

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By E.M. Fredric

LOS ANGELES, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/28/2018 – The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) hosted its annual A Time for Heroes family festival on Sunday, October 28th at Smashbox Studios in Culver City. A Time for Heroes raises critical funds needed to end AIDS in children. Since its inception in 1990, the event has raised more than 35 million dollars toward its goal of creating a world where no child has AIDS. Celebrity guests and supporters enjoyed delicious food from top local eateries, games for all ages, and high-energy entertainment.

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The festivities kicked off at noon and included a day of fun for both celebrity attendees and Angeleno families alike. Guests enjoyed carnival activities such as hula hooping, life-sized jenga, a virtual reality booth, painting, DIY cookie decorating, and more. The day was capped off with an upbeat performance by HIV-positive Danish singer, Thomas Muchimba Buttenschøn.

Jake Glaser, son of founder Elizabeth Glaser, reflected on the changing face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and noted proudly that he and his fellow EGPAF Ambassadors are living full and healthy lives that would not have seemed possible when the Foundation was launched 30 years ago. EGPAF Ambassador Josephine Nabukenya also took the stage to share her personal story, along with Chip Lyons, President and CEO of the non-profit organization. In addition to recognizing EGPAF’s 30th anniversary year, the festival honored Willow Bay, former EGPAF Board Co-Chair and champion for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Following her recognition at the event, Willow Bay reminded the audience that the battle against pediatric HIV is not over: “As I thank all of you for this work, please remember that now is not the moment to let up, when over 400 babies around the world contract HIV each day. We have the technology, we have the medicine, and we have a will and a way to finish this very important mission,” she concluded.

Notable celebrity attendees included Olivia Munn, Ariel Winter, Gilles Marini, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Perez Hilton, and Sara and Erin Foster amongst others.

EGPAF supports over 1 million people worldwide, including nearly 70,000 children, on life-saving medications. Operating at over 5,000 sites in 19 countries around the world, EGPAF has reached more than 27 million pregnant women with services to block transmission of HIV to their babies. This work has prevented over 300,000 pediatric HIV infections since 2004.

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If you want to learn more about how to get involved with this cause, please visit www.pedaids.org and check out EGPAF on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @EGPAF. 

The 2018 Heroes Host Confirmed CommitteeAdam Irigoyen (The Fosters), Ali Landry (Actress), Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives), Andy Allo (Singer), Ariel Winter(Modern Family), Aubrey Anderson Emmons (Modern Family), Bryan Geenberg (Actor), Courtney Cox (Cougar Town), Christine Taylor (Arrested Development), Chuck Liddell (UFC Fighter), Dustin and Lisa Hoffman (Actor), Erin Foster (Barely Famous), Fatima Ptacek (voice of Dora on Dora the Explorer), Forrest Wheeler (Fresh off the Boat), Gilles Marini (SATC movie), Hudson Yang (Fresh off the Boat),Ian Chen (Fresh off the Boat), Jack Dylan Grazer (Beautiful Boy),Jake Short (All Night), John Salley(Sin City Saints), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Justin Hartley (This is US), Kate Mara (Pose), Kristen Bell (Like Father), Lizzy Greene (A Million Little Things), Magic Johnson(Former NBA Player), Marisol Nichols (Riverdale), Mason Cook (Speechless), Med Donnelly (American Housewife), Mena Suvari (American Reunion), Olivia Munn (X-Men),Parker Bates (This is US), Perez Hilton (Celebrity Blogger), Randy Jackson (American Idol), Robbie Amell + Italia Ricci (The Flash), Sara Foster (Barely Famous), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Steve Guttenberg (Ballers), Tan France (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Tia Mowry (Me, Myself and I), Tiffani Thiessen (White Collar),Vanessa Williams (Actress and Singer).

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Confirmed Celebrity attendees includeAriana Greenblatt (Stuck in the Middle), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Aubrey Anderson Emmons (Modern Family), Chuck Liddell(UFC Fighter), Daniel DiMaggio (American Housewife), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Erin Foster (Barely Famous), Faithe Herman (This is US), Fatima PtacekForrest Wheeler (Fresh off the Boat), Gilles Marini (Separated at Birth), Hudson Yang (Fresh off the Boat), Ian Chen (Fresh off the Boat), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock), Jason Dolley (Good Luck Charlie), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings), Joshua Rush (Andi Mack), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Olivia Munn (X-Men), Mason Cook(Speechless), Meg Donnelly (American Housewife), Parker Bates (This is US), Perez Hilton (Celebrity Blogger), Randy Jackson (American Idol), Raegan Revord (Young Sheldon), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Ser’Darius Blain (Charmed), Sara Foster (Barely Famous), Steve Guttenberg (Ballers), Tia Carrere (Actress and Singer).

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