@Regranned from @studiomao - Today we lost a visionary and a pioneer 🌠 😢😢😢😢😢😢 The board of trustees and staff of amfAR mourn the passing of our beloved Founding Chairman, Dr. Mathilde Krim. Dr. Krim passed away peacefully at her home in King’s Point, NY, on Monday evening, January 15.
A pioneer in AIDS research and activism, Dr. Krim was at the forefront of scientific and philanthropic responses to HIV/AIDS long before the world fully understood its catastrophic global reach.
As amfAR’s Founding Chairman, and Chairman of the Board from 1990 to 2004, she was the heart and soul of the organization. She helped create it, supported it, kept it afloat more than once, and guided it with extraordinary dedication.
Dr. Krim testified on Capitol Hill on several occasions, and was a driving force behind legislation that expanded access to lifesaving treatment and behind efforts to scale up federal funding for AIDS research. In August 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the highest civilian honor in the United States.
In a 2006 tribute to Dr. Krim, playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer wrote, “…one can only be filled with overpowering awe and gratitude that such a person has lived among us.” It is a sentiment shared by all who knew and worked with Mathilde Krim.
At the request of her family, donations may be made in lieu of flowers at www.amfar.org/krim. 100% of your donation will go to the Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research and amfAR’s search for a cure.
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