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Black Tie International:
Annual Love Heals at Luna Farm
600 hundred supporters attended the highly anticipated 12th
Annual Love Heals at Luna Farm which raised more than
$300,000 for the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education.
sparkling cocktails welcomed guests that later enjoyed
Deforest Gibbs BBQ, Nathan?s all-American hot dogs and
CRUMBS Bake Shop taste size cupcakes for a sweet end to the
evening. Produced by Studio HS, the coveted affair themed
Coney Island Comes to the Hamptons featured a Patron
Margarita Bar and rollercoaster photo booth providing guests
with the ultimate glamour shot experience in between rocking
out to music sets by
Silent auction items like the SL Table and Bottle Service
and the Gossip Girl set tour stood out as top sellers.
Additional event sponsors included The Soft Serve Fruit Co,
Asahi Beer, Smartwater, Pop Chips and Vita Coco.
Hilary Rhoda, fashion stylist Mary Alice Stephenson
and Avenue's Peter Davis were joined by New
York Rangers Sean Avery and Brad Richards, mogul
Russell Simmons, BRAVO'S Real Housewives of New
York City's Sonja Morgan and Cindy Barshop, Love
Heals co-founders Dini von Mueffling and Victoria
Leacock Hoffman, BRAVO'S "Million Dollar Listings"
Josh Lagg, Dior's Dianne Vavra, Jamie &
Bettina Prentice, fashion designer Miguelina
Gambaccini, Wes Gordon, Chris & Cristina Cuomo, model
Marybeth Dupain, Tanya Zuckerbrot, Irene Albright,
Ann Caruso, Elizabeth Harrison and Cinema Society's
Andrew Saffir & Daniel Benedict.
About Love Heals
Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education,
empowers young people in the fight against HIV. Their
HIV-positive speakers are putting a face on the epidemic,
and their youth empowerment programs are training a new
generation of community educators and activists. Love Heals
also creates and distributes educational materials, shares
its expertise and advocates for young people's right to
HIV/AIDS education. They operate in partnership with
hundreds of schools and community groups throughout New York
City and the surrounding areas, reaching both young people
and those individuals who impact their lives, and placing a
special emphasis on outreach to high-risk communities.
Alison Gertz, the inspiration behind the organization, was
infected with HIV through a single sexual encounter when she
was 16. Soon after discovering she had AIDS, Ali made her
story public in an effort to help others and quickly rose to
become an internationally recognized spokesperson for AIDS
awareness and prevention. After Ali died in 1992, her three
best friends Stefani Greenfield, Victoria Leacock Hoffman
and Dini von Mueffling continued her mission by cofounding
Love Heals. Today, the foundation reaches more than 40,000
young people each year.
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