Tia Mowry, Garcelle Beauvais and more were in attendance at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s (EGPAF) ‘A Time for Heroes’ event in Culver City. The charitable gathering was held at Smashbox Studios on Sunday and the stars were all smiles.
Tia and her son, Cree, struck several poses while enjoying the festivities. Cree even rocked a mask in honor of Halloween while enjoying his mom’s embrace. Tahj Mowry, Cree’s uncle, was in attendance at the charity event as well and enjoyed sweet treats with the family.
Also at the ‘A Time for Heroes’ occasion were Garcelle Beauvais and her twin sons Jaid and Jax. The celebrity mom and her boys nailed the casual look. Garcelle wore a white top with matching hat that brought a touch of sassiness to her attire. Jaid and Jax kept it simple with t-shirts and jeans.
This was the twenty-seventh year that the EGPAF held its ‘A Time for Heroes’ event. The organization carries the mission of preventing HIV infection in children and reducing the number of AIDS cases in pediatrics through research and development.
Nearly thirty years of success has led to the Elizabeth Glaser’s foundation broadening its horizon into nineteen countries worldwide. A ninety-five percent decline in the number of new Pediatric HIV and AIDS cases can serve as proof of the charity’s effectiveness. The Elizabeth Glaser’s foundation has also contributed to the seventy percent decline in new HIV cases in the pediatrics field worldwide since 2000.
According to the organization’s website, “We have the science and medicine to get that number almost to zero. EGPAF is focused on ending AIDS in children and families with a three-pronged focus on research, advocacy, and HIV service delivery in the countries with the greatest HIV burden.”
Tia commented on the drive that EGPAF has exhibited these past two decades during Sunday’s event. “I was just really touched by Elizabeth’s story and by how there are some that are born into having HIV,” the actress shared. “As an adult, we have a choice whether to have safe sex or not to do drugs, but when you’re a child and you’re born with HIV, it’s a different story.”
Learn more about the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation here. Tia Mowry has one child with husband Cory Hardrict. Garcelle Beauvais is the proud mother of three kids.