Din­ner for a Cause

Help put a stop to Aids by sup­port­ing the el­e­gant gala din­ner of the Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion for Aids Re­search

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

he goal of the Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion for Aids Re­search (am­far) is the peak of ide­al­ism: to put an end to Aids. Since the or­gan­i­sa­tion was founded in 1985, it has pumped more than US$388 mil­lion into in­no­va­tive re­search pro­grammes. Over US$100 mil­lion of that fig­ure has been raised by am­far’s spec­tac­u­lar balls, which take place in 10 cities around the world; this year, Hong Kong can be proudly counted among them. The in­au­gu­ral event, chaired by Pansy Ho with Gwyneth Pal­trow as hon­orary chair and Michelle Yeoh as am­bas­sador, is a black-tie gala din­ner, which in­cludes a cock­tail re­cep­tion, a live auc­tion con­ducted by Simon de Pury and top-class en­ter­tain­ment. Some of the most dis­tin­guished in­ter­na­tional names along with celebri­ties such as Vic­to­ria Beckham, Larry Gagosian and Marc Ja­cobs have at­tended past events. Seats are $15,000, with spe­cial phi­lan­thropist packages avail­able for ta­bles of 10 and 12. March 14; 6.30pm; Shaw Stu­dios, Tse­ung Kwan O. am­far.kin­tera.org/hongkong

spot­ted From left: am­far’s The In­spi­ra­tion Gala in São Paulo last year; Fan Bing­bing at­tends am­far’s Cinema Against Aids ben­e­fit in France in 2010

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