Interesting to Know
Three weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Mrs. Glaser read a newspaper article telling of the dangers of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from blood transfusions. She said that her doctor reassured her and that she was not tested for the virus.
Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), the foundation she launched in 1988 alongside friends Susan DeLaurentis and Susie Zeegen has provided more than 32 million women with testing, counseling and treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission, and today it supports 1.8 million people with lifesaving medications.
Elizabeth’s son Jake is alive and well and can be found working on his plant-based food company, Cool Foods, or surfing the California waves of Venice Beach where he lives.
Final Resting Place:
Sharon Memorial Park
120 Canton Street
Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067
Grave Location:Mt. Hermon, Section 31, Lot E.1, Space 7
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery drive past the administration office on your right and continue past the stone sculpture on the right. Turn left at the next intersection and immediately park on your right. The second low-hedge section is where you will find Elizabeth and her daughter Ariel. Note that their names do not appear on the bronze memorial.
Grave Location GPS42.1471030, -71.1706300
Read More About Elizabeth Glaser:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Jewish Women Archives - Elizabeth Glaser
- Princess Diana Called 'Often' Before Elizabeth Glaser Died of AIDS
- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
- AIDS Activist Elizabeth Glaser Remembered in See Her Story Episode 8
- On What Would Have Been Elizabeth Glaser’s 69th Birthday, Her Son Writes:
- After a public death, the struggle to create a new family