amfAR, as many of you may already know, stands for American Foundation for AIDS research. It’s an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.
Aishwarya Rai has been a part of amfAR galas abroad, but this is the first time that an amfAR fundraiser is being held in India.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, amfAR’s Indian co-chairs will host the gala at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace along with Sharon Stone, the organization’s global fundraising chair.
Sharon Stone is quoted as saying by Mid-Day, “We are grateful and humbled to be welcomed by the Indian community and to share in the wealth of knowledge provided by the Indian people and its government.”
Like all amfAR galas the event will have a formal dinner and auction.