Charities & Activism

AMFAR, THE FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH

"The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of HIV/AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Funded by voluntary contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations, amfAR has invested nearly $250 million in support of its mission since 1985 and funded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide."

Website: http://www.amfar.org/


Activities: multiple donations, concert, auctions


Events

1996 - Partnering with AMFAR, Robert Tonner joins forces with Sheryl Crow, Demi Moore and Greg Louganis and to hold the 'Dolls Have Heart' auction featuring Tonner American Models. The auction raises over $280,000 for AMFAR.


2004 - Cannes, France, May 21 - $2 Millions - Sharon Stone, Liza Minnelli, Ashley Judd, Sheryl Crow, Kenneth Cole, Quentin Tarantino, and Harvey Weinstein were among those who came out to support the fight against AIDS last night at amfAR’s 11th Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes. The star-studded event, which was sponsored by Miramax Films and Quintessentially, raised over $2 million for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Maybach and Warner Home Video were the event’s co-sponsors.



One highlight was British entrepreneur Tom Hunter’s $100,000 bid to play back-up drums with Sheryl Crow as she sang “All I Wanna Do.” Sheryl Crow’s impromptu performance of “First Cut is the Deepest” for $60,000 (Purchased by Dior CEO Sidney Toledano)


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