Whoopi Goldberg, comedian, actress and activist, has been a long-time supporter of the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). She granted inspired.news an exclusive interview in which she spoke about her work with DIFFA and why she’s passionate about the cause.
First introduced to the work of DIFFA through friend David Rockwell, Goldberg said, “Meeting David was like tasting butter for the first time. The man is unbelievable. After meeting David he talked to me about DIFFA and I told him I would do anything to help the cause.”
Through the years, Goldberg has lent her star power and unique voice to the cause, speaking on behalf of HIV/ AIDS awareness. In November 2011, she hosted a fundraiser honoring the contribution of Rockwell, who has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2000.
“People would be surprised to learn that HIV/ AIDS is still around and still a very big problem in America, especially with women,” Goldberg said. “DIFFA is helping and supporting and giving when AIDS isn’t sexy or attractive anymore. It’s wonderful to see a community come together and make a difference.”
For more on DIFFA and to make a do-nation, visit www.diffa.org.