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Cap d’Antibes, France–  On May 19, global pop superstar Katy Perry will attend and perform at this years 23rd Annual Cinema Against Aids event during the Cannes Film Festival. amfAR Global Campaign Chair Sharon StoneKevin SpaceyMilla JovovichAdrien BrodyHeidi KlumCarine RoitfeldHarvey Weinstein, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole will be among the chairs of the 23rd edition of amfAR’s world-renowned Cinema Against Aids event. Other event chairs include Len BlavatnikNayla HayekMichel Litvak, and Vincent RobertiHarry Winston and Bold Films are the Presenting Sponsors of Cinema Against AIDS 23. Moët Hennessy, Renault, and The Weinstein Company are the event’s Signature Sponsors.

 

The annual star-studded event is one of the world’s most successful benefits, and is the most coveted event during the Cannes International Film Festival. Held at the famed Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, this glamorous gala will include several musical performances and celebrity  appearances, as many of the prominent guests help with the event’s live auction.

 

Longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will once again curate a fashion show of one-of-a-kind looks from celebrated fashion designers. Forty of the world’s top models will participate in the spectacular disco themed runway presentation, accessorized with jewelry by Harry Winston. After the Cinema Against AIDS 23 dinner, guests will be invited to the exclusive After Party, presented by Moncler.

 

amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $170 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. Additionally, amfAR recently launched “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS,” a research initiative aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020. “Countdown to a Cure” is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next five years, with the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as the cornerstone.

 

About amfAR:

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy.  Since 1985, amfAR has invested $450 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

For more information, visit www.amfar.org/CAA23/