Created and delivered celebrity charity dinner and auction in the desert for amfAR, hosted the first year by Sharon Stone with guests including amongst other A-list celebrities, amfAR Fundraising Chair Sharon Stone and internationally celebrated personalities such as Michelle Yeoh, Kenneth Cole, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Gloria Estefan, Dana Fuchs, Dita Von Teese, Pooja Batra, Kabir Bedi, Akbar Khan, Sarah Shahi, and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost.
The event, held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, raised $1.9 million for amfAR’s AIDS research programs. Cinema Against AIDS Dubai was presented by the Dubai International Film Festival, sponsored by Dubai Pearl, and co-sponsored by Cartier.
The second year amfAR event, was held at the Atlantis Hotel and hosted by Salma Hayek, with guests including, Goldie Hawn and Laura Linney, along with Jeffrey Wright, Danny Glover, Harry and Pamela Belafonte, Preity Zinta, Oliver Stone, Terry Gilliam, Giancarlo Giannini, Pierfrancesco Favino and Anna Ferzetti, helped raise $1.8 million for amfAR.
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Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research
With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $450 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide. Through its $100 million Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, amfAR aims to develop the scientific basis for a cure by 2020.