TIFF 2013: Hilary Swank, Alan Cumming attend amfAR’s Inspiration Gala in Toronto – Photos & Interview


 

On Sunday, September 8th, 2013, amfAR brought its Inspiration Gala series of events to Toronto. This black tie event featured a cocktail reception and dinner, a fashion presentation by Marc Jacobs, a live auction of exclusive luxury items, and a performance by music group Gossip. All proceeds raised would go towards amfAR’s dedicated support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education and advocacy.

Since 1985, amfAR has invested $366 million in its various programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide, continuing its stance as a global voice for the advocacy of HIV and AIDS. The Inspiration Gala series has taken place in various cities across the world, bringing to the stage many talented artists who give their voice for the cause.

Actress Hilary Swank served as Honorary Chair for the Toronto event, while Theatre and Film Veteran Alan Cumming took up hosting duties. Both artists walked the red carpet prior to the event and chatted with the media. Other notable guests in attendance included Adrien Brody, Paul Haggis, Moran Atias, Maria Bello, Liv Mathis, Sylvia Mantella, Rob Stewart and Ainsley Kerr.

Watch our interview above with Hilary Swank, Alan Cumming, Paul Haggis and Rob Stewart. In addition, check out the red carpet photos in the gallery below.

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