Shriver Honored by amFAR

Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver, co-founder of the (Product) RED Campaign that has raised $57 million to combat AIDS in Africa, is one of three people who will be honored tomorrow night in New York City by the Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR).

Shriver, artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel, and Carine Roitfeld, editor- in-chief of French Vogue, will each receive amFAR’s Award of Courage for their “vital and distinctive contributions” to the global struggle against AIDS, as well their “outstanding leadership and distinguished service in furthering amfAR’s mission and for playing vital roles in increasing AIDS awareness and accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research.”

The evening will open with a keynote speech by amfAR board chair Kenneth Cole, and will include the première of a short film about amfAR’s history and accomplishments, introduced by Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson, a member of amfAR’s board of trustees.

Marc Jacobs and Lou Reed are among the award presenters.

amfAR is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $260 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

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