Testino honored at AID for AIDS International gala
Monday, December 01, 2008
(NEW YORK) The Thanksgiving holiday has officially ended, and you’re slowly flooding back into the scene. And for purely charitable reasons, ‘tis the season! Up first: AID for AIDS International’s Eighth Annual My Hero Gala tonight—on the eve of World AIDS Day—honoring several organizations and supporters of the cause including Mario Testino for his continuous contributions to “combating the stigma and discrimination affecting HIV-positive women and children in developing countries.” Surrounding Testino at Guastavino’s will be some familiar fashion faces like Carolina Herrera, Lily Donaldson and benefit co-chair Narciso Rodriguez.
The event will also recognize SABMiller, an organization known for fighting AIDS in the workplace, the Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLC which provides pro-bono legal services to charities and civic organizations, and 19 year-old Alejandro Pompei, who’s a leading activist for a new generation of youth born with HIV.