Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hard Medicine- A Benefit For AIDS Research

Last Thursday night C. and I attended Hard Medicine, the first annual charity benefit for Covalent Immunology Foundation, thrown by C's roommate Zach Barnett . The event was tons of fun and a total success. It was great to see people come together to support such an amazing cause.

Some info on the event courtesy of the event's website:

HARD MEDICINE will be a 300 person gala at the Red Bull Event Space in SoHo, and will jump-start the Foundation’s mission. The goal of HARD MEDICINE is to raise approximately $40,000 needed to launch a national fundraising campaign and to generate worldwide support for CIF’s mission.The guest of honor, Dr. Paul, will be joined by a diverse group of influential young New Yorkers and celebrities from the worlds of fashion, music, art, and media. The evening will feature a live performance from Amanda Blank, DJ’s Josh Sparber and Lauren Flax, and a silent auction with original artwork and items from exclusive fashion labels including DVF and Bottega Veneta. Guests will receive a limited edition CIF necklace specially designed by Bing Bang Jewelry. The exclusive debut of a video specially designed to raise funds online from donors around the world will be unveiled at the event. The video will feature celebrities and high-profile activists coming together to raise funds online from around the world based on a small-donation model. The funds will support and speed Dr. Paul’s work on developing an HIV vaccine and abzyme treatments for the tens of millions with intractable diseases.

On Me: Chloe Dress, Victorian Mourning Necklace. On C.: Victorian Odd Fellows top hat, Dolce and Gabbana Jacket
Photo Courtesy of Zach Barnett

We also talked to Anna Sheffield of Bing Bang jewelry for a while, and she is the most lovely, talented, and sweet lady I have ever met. She was kind enough to donate jewelry for the silent auction and also design a beautiful charm given to the attendees. The charm is available for purchase at Bing Bang. All profits from the proceeds of sales go directly to CIF and Dr. Paul’s research.

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