The Normal Heart may have educated us on how events unfolded when the virus first became known but, as one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations, amfAR celebrates its success in funding more than 3,300 grants to researchers around the world working to find a cure.
Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Just around the corner, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, JFC celebrates the 10th anniversary since the New York event was established, initially as an in-store event, by fashion pioneer and philanthropist, Jeffrey Kalinsky.
While most New Yorkers were camped in their apartments, Topher DesPrés was out collecting naturally fallen trees from the high winds of Sandy off the streets -- a good deed in itself, but Topher's motives were more than just clearing the city.
Since being established, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than $11 dollars for its beneficiaries, with 90 percent of every dollar donated to the fight discrimination, support LGBT youth, provide life-saving services and education.