Fighting The Good Fight
WHAT Amfar Gala Dinner WHEN March 26, 2018 WHERE Shaw Studios
Local philanthropist Cathy Lee and American pop artist Brian Donnelly, better known by his professional name, Kaws, were honoured at the annual gala dinner of the international Foundation for Aids Research, Amfar, for their contributions to the fight against Aids and the stigma surrounding it. Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth and American artist Jeff Koons were just a few of the celebrity guests in attendance at the glamorous Shaw Studios event. There were silent and live auctions during the evening, with Swiss art auctioneer and collector Simon de Pury wielding the hammer. More than US$3.5 million was raised to fund Amfar’s research programmes. Two of the many high points were performances by pop stars Kylie Minogue and Tove Lo, who had guests heading for the dancefloor and staying there well into the early hours.