FASHION CARES 25 – BLACK CARPET
This dazzling evening of philanthropy benefited Canadian HIV/AIDs foundations nationwide as distributed through the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) as well as the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Showing their support, special guests included Janelle Monae, Sky Ferreria, The Scissor Sisters, Supermodel’s Petra Nemcova, Linda Evangelista and Canadian Supermodel Yasmin Warsame, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared. More support from Canadian talent such as Jarvis Church, Kreesha Turner, Elise Legrow, Anjulie, Divine Brown and Nikki Yanofsky.
A team of passionate and dedicated individuals including Co-Chairs David Furnish and Michael King, Honourary Chairs Jeanne Beker, John Demsey and Frank Giustra and creative director Phillip Ing, worked tirelessly to put on this brilliant show and help raise money for HIV/AIDS research in Canada and around the world.
A critical, artistic and financial success since it’s inception in 1987, Fashion Cares builds awareness of HIV/AIDS while raising funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Combining local and international fashion talent with the design and business communities, this always sold out, media and celebrity studded evening caps elegant cocktails and cuisine with a rousing auction, a theatrical runway event, and an entertainment spectacle. With a 22-year attendance record of over 50 thousand guests and volunteers, Fashion Cares has netted profits of nearly $12 million dollars to date. For Fashion Cares 25 updates, see www.fashioncares.com or www.facebook.com/FashionCares25
The M·A·C AIDS Fund, the heart and soul of M·A·C Cosmetics, was established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. MAF is a pioneer in HIV/AIDS funding, providing financial support to organizations working with underserved regions and populations.
As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical giver in the arena, MAF is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting diverse organizations around the world
that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV/AIDS. To date, MAF has raised
$250 million (U.S.) exclusively through the sale of M·A·C’s VIVA GLAM lip products donating 100 percent of the sale price to fight HIV/AIDS. For more information visit http://www.macaidsfund.org
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established as a non-profit organization in the United States in 1992 and as a registered charity in the United Kingdom in 1993 by Sir Elton John. Together, both entities have raised more than $275 million for programs in 55 countries around the globe since inception. Today, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The U.S. organization’s current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS
prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents. For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.
Since 1983 ACT has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.
ALL PHOTOGRAPHY BY: DIPAN CHEEMA FOR FRIDAE TV