Friday, March 18, 2011

Joan Tisch: Face to Face With a Living Legend 

by Marjorie J. Hill, CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC)

"I have known several people afflicted with AIDS, some of whom have died, and I would like to be of service." ~ Joan Tisch

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, what do you say when you gaze directly into the eyes of a living legend, an icon of enormous generosity and humanity who has had so much impact on so many lives? There are one thousand butterflies fiercely beating in your stomach, a tear forming in your left eye; you get yourself together to proudly say: "Joan Tisch, I am honored to present to you the Inaugural Judy Peabody Humanitarian Award." And to the audience that rises in an ovation of applause you say: "Live like her." 
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(This article also appeared in Huffington Post on March 11, 2011)

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