The fundraising collaboration established in 1998 between the musical The Lion King and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) has raised more than $5.5 million, according to a BC/EFA statement. From that amount, BC/EFA has awarded more than $3 million in grants to 51 AIDS groups in South Africa and $2.5 million to AIDS and family service organizations in the United States.

To read the BC/EFA statement, click here.