Most people know that Charlize Theron was born in South Africa, where the actress saw the AIDS epidemic break out in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The experience stuck with Charlize, since back then little information was known about the deadly disease, and people around her succumbed to it without knowing why.
The actress recently took a very public stand on AIDS at the 2015 Social Good Summit by Mashable and United Nations Development Programme held at 92Y in Manhattan.
Today, Charlize has made it her priority to eradicate AIDS completely by 2030, and has been spending a lot of time working on the ground with the United Nations. The 40-year-old pointed out that because AIDS has become somewhat controlled in America, the country has been complacent on eradicating the disease.
Charlize arrived at the event in a dress by Zimmerman, earrings by Irene Neuwirth and the “Amazon” heels by Aquazzura.
Charlize Theron at the Mashable 2015 Social Good Summit held at 92Y in New York on September 28, 2015
Charlize Theron speaks out on the complacency of America in the fight against AIDS
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