On Friday, October 13, 2017, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will pay tribute to Julia Roberts at its eighth annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles.

Roberts, the Academy Award-winning actress, will be presented with amfAR’s Award of Courage by Tom Hanks in recognition of her profound commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes. James Corden will host the event.

The black-tie benefit, presented by Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam, will be held at Ron Burkle’s Historic Green Acres Estate to support amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.

Roberts has been a long-time supporter in the fight against HIV/AIDS as well as numerous other charitable causes. In 2016 as a supporter of the (PRODUCT) RED campaign, which teams up with the world’s most iconic companies and celebrities to produce branded products with sales benefitting The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa, Roberts participated in the kick-off of the World AIDS Day holiday shopping extravaganza. In 2014, Roberts received the Humanitarian Award from GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, at its annual GLSEN Respect Awards gala. In addition, Roberts is also a passionate fighter for many causes, including healthcare, education, international development, disaster relief, family support, and more.

Roberts joins previous amfAR honorees including Charlize Theron, Ryan Murphy, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Goldie Hawn, Aileen Getty, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Huvane, Jean-Paul Gaultier, James Franco, Francisco Costa, Mario Testino, Robert Duffy/Marc Jacobs International, Miley Cyrus, Andy Cohen, Cher, and more.

amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Ron Burkle, and Jason Weinberg will serve as the Event Chairs. Kevin Huvane, Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett, and Ida Ziniti are Honorary Chairs. Co-Chairs of the event include Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Patricia Bonaldi, Stephen Chobsky, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, John Demsey, Tom Ford, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Goldstein, Nayla Hayek, Stephen Huvane, Michael Kors, Matthew Modine, Ryan Murphy, Gary Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Patrick, Sean Penn, Zac Posen, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Billy and Stacy Ray, Vincent Roberti, Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson, Jeremy Scott, Gary Tigges, M.D., Diana Walden, Steve Warren, Pauletta and Denzel Washington, Rodney Williams, and Rita Wilson.

Harry Winston and M•A•C Viva Glam are the Presenting Sponsors. Cadillac, Moët Hennessy, and PatBO are the event’s Signature Sponsors. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

To date, the amfAR Gala Los Angeles has raised more than $11 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs.

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