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The second annual inspiration gala benefiting in bars innovative aids research programs was held on June 15 2011.
In New York City.
The black tie affair honored Oscar nominated actor James Franco and you love -- fashion designer Michael -- Chief Executive Officer and -- Kevin -- expressed his passion for getting younger generations involved in -- -- you know it's critical.
That we bring young people not just about awareness could bring them into the fight make them part of the solution.
This guy out tonight at the museum of modern art Michael.
I -- land James rank up there -- -- -- and it's it's a good good plot raising awareness.
-- -- James Franco received a PI RJ award of inspiration for his humanitarian work and contributions to men style.
He was a little bashful when asked about being honored that night I was excited by the turnout.
I'm very impressed with the the crowd tonight so.
I'm a little surprised that I'm being honored but I'm I'm happy to be a part of it.
Heidi Clinton presented Michael cores with the -- -- board of courage for his leadership in the fight against aids.
And was delighted to be one of the -- honoree.
And it's very -- flatter Maine very exciting.
At the same time I really I think I'm very fortunate.
To do what I love.
So I think it's anyone's duty if you're on the public guy and you do well to give back.
Evening with a celebration style and attracted many of New York's most fashionable from the designers to the stars -- entertainment.
As part of this year's inspiration benefit some of the world's top menswear designers donated a design inspired by the black tie hot metal scene.
Guests of the event attended a fashion show featuring the donated items and were able to bid on these unique pieces with all proceeds benefiting aids research.
-- has invested nearly 325.
Million dollars in its mission for eastern.
And has awarded grants to more than 101000 research team's world -- To become a part of this groundbreaking foundation visit www.
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