France: Star-Studded Gala Raises $6.7 Million for AIDS
May 21, 2010
A gala held Thursday night on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival raised $6.7 million to support the work of amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research. Attendees, each of whom paid a minimum of $6,000 for admission, bid on a range of auction offerings, including a day with former President Bill Clinton ($220,000) and a ride in a fighter jet ($170,000). Emcees reminded the celebrity-filled audience that the tough economy made their contributions even more crucial. The total represented a rebound from last year's take of $4.5 million, which was roughly half the amount the party raised in 2008.
05.21.2010; Jenny Barchfield
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