On Thursday, October 18, 2018, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will pay tribute to superstar recording artist Katy Perry and TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie at its ninth annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles.
They will be presented with amfAR’s Award of Courage in recognition of their profound commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes.
The black-tie benefit, which will feature a special performance by Dame Shirley Bassey, will take place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. It will include a cocktail reception and dinner featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and signature Absolut Elyx cocktails, and a live auction.
Katy Perry and Blake Mycoskie join previous amfAR honorees including Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Ryan Murphy, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Goldie Hawn, Aileen Getty, Jennifer Lopez, Kevin Huvane, Jean-Paul Gaultier, James Franco, Francisco Costa, Robert Duffy/Marc Jacobs International, Miley Cyrus, Andy Cohen, Cher, and more.
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton serves as Honorary Chair of the event. Milutin Gatsby and Kevin Huvane are Event Chairs. Co-Chairs of the event include Derek Blasberg, Orlando Bloom, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Achille Boroli, Adrien Brody, Gerard Butler, Bradford Cobb, Jay Cooper, Robert Davi, Goldie Hawn, Ngoc Hoang-Delvecchio, Stephen Huvane, Steven Jensen, Trish Kinane, Martin Kirkup, Eva Longoria, Madonna, Jamie Mizrahi, Robert Pattinson, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Lionel Richie, William H. Roedy, Jeremy Scott, Ryan Seacrest, Jonas Tåhlin, John Terzian, Robin Thicke, and Dasha Zhukova.
Pernod Ricard is the Signature Partner, featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and Absolut Elyx. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. Wines generously provided by Boroli.
The amfAR Gala Los Angeles is produced by Josh Wood Productions and STAMP Event Management.
To date, the amfAR Gala Los Angeles has raised more than $13 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs.
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