December 13, 2013
for a gathering at arts media centre on
at The Milk Studios in
to support amfAR for its 2013 Inspiration Gala Los Angeles.
This month's gala saw
, the Hugo Boss Group honored for their outstanding humanitarian work and dedication in the fight against AIDS.
decided over twenty years ago to state publicly that she was HIV positive and diagnosed with AIDS, admitting that her condition was the result of unprotected sex in an extramarital affair. Her conviction that "HIV was something that required a woman to stand up and tell the truth" put an end to her eight year marriage but also led to her dedicating her life to eliminating the public's fear of AIDS and those who have it. She has since channeled her philanthropy towards some of the most disenfranchised in and around
, funding projects such as
- a shelter for women with AIDS - and actively taking a daily part in these projects as part of her own healing programme.
, the award winning actor, has been a tireless campaigner for AIDS education and research for thirty years, and regularly endorses amfAR events, recently taking Honorary Chair at the inaugural Rio Inspiration Gala.
The Hugo Boss Group has been a committed supporter of amFAR and has taken a strong stance in its public responsibility towards men's health.