She may have worn a risque dress to a charity event, but this is Miley we are talking about! Who cares what she was wearing?! It was her heart that stole the show. Miley contributed a massive donation toward the fight against AIDS that people are talking about.
Miley attended the amfAR LA Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles to raise funds for AIDS research and she bought a photograph for $300,000 at the event’s auction and donated an additional $200,000 toward the American Foundation for AIDS Research, New York Daily News reported.
Miley said, “It’s so important for me of all people to represent because I have a voice and I want to start an open dialogue about prevention. Obviously I’m not too embarrassed to talk about these things, especially with young people.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 1.1 million people aged 13 years and older are living with HIV in the U.S., and 15.8 percent of those individuals are unaware of their infection. The organization has found that certain demographics are disproportionately affected by the virus, including black Americans and men who have sex with men.
This is the fifth annual event. Other celebrities in attendance included Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake. The event is said to have raised about $3 million for the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Love her or hate her, Miley has a heart of gold!