Elton John The Activist
March 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM (PT)
ELTON JOHN spent his 63rd birthday in SOUTH AFRICA to visit an HIV awareness center and check in on the status of his $15 million in donations from his AIDS foundation. ELTON also spent part of the day just outside CAPE TOWN with his partner DAVID FURNISH and some youths at the Football for Hope Center, set up by the Grassroots Soccer charity.
He says: "Soccer stars are the most powerful role models for young people today so it's fantastic that organizations like Grassroots Soccer are harnessing that power to educate young people about HIV. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my birthday."