Stars Attend amfAR Inspiration Gala, Raise $3.1 Million

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Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Michele, and Lady Gaga were spotted in attendance at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, which raised $3.1 million for amfAR‘s AIDS research programs.

According to Look To The Stars, the sixth annual gala was held in Los Angeles on Thursday. The event, which was hosted by Gwyneth, paid special tribute to Ryan Murphy for his contributions to this cause. Julia Roberts presented him with the amfAR Award of Inspiration, describing him as “a person very much like this organization – tireless in pursuit of learning, healing, of correctness, connection, and equality.” Ryan then pledged to be a lifelong ambassador for amfAR and their mission, stressing that “the cure is still on the horizon and we need to continue storming up that hill.”

Other celebs in attendance included Cuba Gooding Jr., Jamie Lee Curtis, Joshua Jackson, Emma Roberts, Sarah Hyland, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jaime King, Diane von Furstenberg, Zendaya, and many more. American Horror Story stars Cheyenne Jackson and Angela Bassett also came and presented amfAR’s new social media campaign, #SingForAids. They encouraged everyone to upload their own rendition of the 1985 Grammy Award-winning song “That’s What Friends Are For” to social media using #SingForAIDS, with the goal of creating a worldwide rallying cry for an end to AIDS.

 

There was also a live auction, as well as a special  performance by Lady Gaga, who performed her powerful ballad “Till It Happens To You.”

It’s really incredible for all of these celebs to be supporting the great work that amfAR does! Hoping and praying that a cure will be found soon!

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