Sandra Bullock hosted the second annual amfAR International Gala Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles. The event featured a tribute by Bullock to the late Elizabeth Taylor, who was an amfAR Founding International Chairman, and performances by singers Debby Harry and Sinead O’Connor.
The fundraising gala also included a poolside cocktail reception, dinner and a live auction, and was attended by celebrities Josh Duhamel, Selma Blair, Colin Farrell, Rose McGowan and Sean Penn. The next day, Duhamel posted a picture of O’Connor’s performance on his Facebook wall. He called the event “amazing,” praised the advances that have been made in HIV/AIDS research and told amfAR to “keep up the good work.”
According to amfAR, the evening was a success, raising $500, 000 for Aids Research. To learn more about amfAR go to www.amfar.org
Did you know….
Earlier this year, Josh Duhamel returned to his hometown in North Dakota to help the victims of devastating summer flood that destroyed thousands of homes. Duhamel’s wife Fergie and her band, The Black Eyed Peas, also joined the effort by performing at a benefit concert. www.twitter.com/joshduhamel