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France: Cannes AIDS Gala Raises Record Nine Million Euros

May 29, 2012

Some 980 people turned out for a Thursday night gala in Antibes that raised a record-breaking €9 million (US $11 million) for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Celebrities in attendance included Zac Efron, Kylie Minougue, Janet Jackson, Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Paris Hilton, and Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. Held on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival, the event was first staged in 1993 and since then has raised some €64 million (US $80 million) for HIV prevention, research, treatment, and advocacy.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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