Robert Pattinson attended the Ninth Annual amfAR Gala Los Angeles at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills last night; where his longtime friend Katy Perry was being honoured with the Courage Award for her profound commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes. Joining Rob at the star-studded event was Legolas himself aka Orlando Bloom, Heidi Klum, Robin Thicke, Sarah Hyland, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, Luka Sabbat, Andy Garcia, Chris Tucker and many more. Rob was decked out in Dior Homme from Kim Jones Spring 2019 collection, while Katy looked positively angelic in a beautiful blue Alexis Mabille ensemble.
amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS is a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years. There has never been a more optimistic time in the world of HIV/AIDS research. The case of the Berlin Patient, first reported in 2008, was a watershed moment and a proof of principle that a cure was possible. This and other breakthroughs over the last several years have brought the scientific community a new understanding of the challenges that must be overcome to get to a cure. And there is growing confidence that, with the right investments, these challenges can be overcome.
Last year’s gala was hosted by James Corden, honoured Julia Roberts, and featured performances by Chris Martin and Fergie. To date, amfAR Gala Los Angeles has raised more than $13 million for amfAR’s lifesaving research programs. Let’s grab the torch… And take it over the finish line.
WE CREATE THE FUTURE BY ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE. BY WORKING TOGETHER, WE CAN SHOW THE WORLD THAT A CURE FOR HIV IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE, BUT ACHIEVABLE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. PLEASE JOIN OUR EFFORT TO FIND A CURE THAT WILL MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF HIV/AIDS.