Hollywood Helps a Brave Couple Raise Money for Children Dying of AIDS
updated 11/13/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 11/13/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
Co-hosting the party were Columbia Pictures president Dawn Steel and the Glasers, who lost their 7-year-old daughter, Ariel, to AIDS last year. Elizabeth, who contracted the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion following her daughter's birth, unwittingly passed it to Ariel during breast-feeding. Elizabeth remains HIV-positive, as does her 5-year-old son, Jake. Only Paul Michael has tested negative.
The Glasers are gratified by the response of their peers, which they call tremendous. "This is our community," said Elizabeth, referring to such guests as Close, Richard Dreyfuss and the other half of the Starsky and Hutch team, David Soul. "Paul and I have shared our personal life in part so we could establish the foundation and raise the necessary funds for research. People have to understand that AIDS affects children differently than adults. This evening will help get things started."