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. www.annasheffield.com


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