Before NYFW can fully commence, the annual amfAR Gala New York has always been the unofficial kick starter of the February festivities. So many glammed celebs, put on their best and most daring gowns to represent at the charitable event. Giving back never looked so good! Surrounded by so many ground breaking people, it reassures me that I am on the journey I need to be on. Being able to help bring awareness to HIV : AIDs treatment and support of those affected by the disease brings me joy.
Award presenters consisted of fashion icons Michelle Rodriguez, Kim Kardashian and Karolina Kurkova. There were so many legendary photographers and amfAr Ambassadors there in support of the cause. Many of which who were honored for their longstanding commitment to the fight against AIDS. The entertainment of the night consisted of The Chainsmokers featuring Kelsea Ballerini, Parson James and Caroline Vreeland, raising over $1.7 million for amfAR’s lifesaving research programs! Isn’t that insane!
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $517 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
If you would like to donate to help find the cure and provide treatment to those who has been affected by this disease, please do not hesitate to visit the amfAR website for more information.