[dropcap]N[/dropcap]othing is more generous than the gift of good health and this holiday season A&U shines a beacon of light on those who couldn’t be more thoughtful and giving in the way of philanthropy.

Celebrating World AIDS Day, Tuesday, December 1, amfAR and UCSF AIDS Research Institute are cosponsoring the 2015 HIV Cure Summit in San Francisco, a community update on HIV cure research that is free and intended for the general public. Attendees will learn about the latest on cure research from leading scientists at UCSF and about amfAR’s efforts to support and advance the cure research field. Speakers include amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole [A&U, November 2011], UCSF Professor of Medicine Steven Deeks, MD, and Kevin Robert Frost amfAR’s Chief Executive Officer. Other noted researchers and doctors critical in this field will also present.

For more information and to RSVP go to: www.amfar.org/Summit2015.

The vital funding for much of this costly research comes in part from amfAR’s illustrious black-tie events like this year’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow. Held on October 29 at Milk Studios, The Foundation’s sixth annual benefit for AIDS research honored creative genius Ryan Murphy, the mastermind behind Glee, American Horror Story and our latest TV indulgence Scream Queens. The evening featured cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and musical opener by AHS: Hotel’s current reigning vamp, Lady Gaga.

Walking the carpet’s sea of red were Murphy, Paltrow, event chair Kenneth Cole, amfAR Global Campaign Chair Sharon Stone, Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Kiehl’s USA President Chris Salgardo, Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Dan and Dean Caten of official fashion sponsor DSQUARED2, Alessandra Ambrosio, Drag Race winner Violet Chachki, model Lydia Hearst, Jaime King, Jay Ellis [A&U, May 2015], Teddy and Milissa Sears, Jamie Lee Curtis [A&U, October 2001], Cheyenne Jackson [A&U, January 2014], with husband Jason Landau, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters along with cast members from Scream Queens and AHS: Hotel. Presenting sponsors were M•A•C Viva Glam and Harry Winston, which provided exquisite starlet bling.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $415 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

For more about amfAR’s star-studded events, log on to: www.amfar.org/events.html.