The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS. The nonprofit organization works in 15 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.

With a global staff of more than 1,000 (more than 85 percent of whom are in the field) EGPAF has become the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. And today, because of the highly successful work of EGPAF and its partners (that's us!), pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States.

EGPAF has also made remarkable strides throughout the world: 57 percent of HIV-positive pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries now receive medicines to help prevent transmission of HIV to their babies—triple the percentage from just three years earlier. In 2009, more than one in five of those women received their medicines through EGPAF-supported programs. UChicago Dance Marathon is one of 8 collegiate marathons comprising the "UP 4 THE FIGHT" Dance Marathon program, The UP 4 THE FIGHT Dance Marathon program, making it possible for EGPAF to achieve medical and programmatic innovations that have impacted the lives of millions around the world.

In the 2012-2013 school year alone, UP 4 THE FIGHT Dance Marathons provided enough funding to provide HIV tests for 26,391 women, or treatment for 12,714 HIV+ individuals. These services help prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to children, allowing more children to live healthy lives free of HIV.

But our work is far from over.
We have the science. We have the medicines. We can eliminate pediatric AIDS.