Tickets are on sale now and are available at $150, $250, and $350 price levels. A VIP package is also available for $500 per person. Seating for this event is limited. Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com or call 1 (800) 982-2787. Tickets are also available in person at the Clowes Memorial Hall Box Office.
In 1986, Ryan White was facing the greatest challenge of his life. One bright spot was a visit to New York City for an AIDS research fundraising event. There, Ryan was asked to name his favorite celebrity. His answer: "Elton John."
Four years later, Ryan passed away, surrounded by his family and friend Sir Elton John. More that 1,500 people attended his funeral—a testament to the countless lives touched by Ryan. Sir Elton John performed Skyline Pigeon in Ryan's honor.
That year the United States Congress enacted The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act—the nation's largest federally funded program for people living with HIV/AIDS. The act would go on to help provide treatment for nearly half a million people each year.
In November 2007, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis opened The Power of Children: Making a Difference gallery to introduce a new generation to Ryan's quiet heroism in the face of discrimination.
Now 20 years after his passing, we gather to honor Ryan's legacy with a musical tribute from his faithful supporter and friend.
Jeanne White Ginder, Ryan's mother, and Children's Museum president and CEO Dr. Jeff Patchen, speak to the media about the celebration of Ryan White's life and legacy, which will occur at Clowes Hall on April 28.