Kiehl’s & LifeRide 7

Last Wednesday, Kiehl’s Since 1851 on Newbury Street rolled out the red carpet for LifeRide 7 in support of the extraordinary work of amfAR to fund top research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Kiehl’s is in PYD’s neighborhood and they’ve generously donated to our Party for PYD’s silent auctions. As our friend and supporter, we were happy to turn out for their star-studded afternoon. It was important to us to show our support of and solidarity with community members living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS.  And feel joyful and grateful for all of the phenomenal positive impact of amfAR and AIDS Action Committee, the latter which is based right here in Boston.

The event started with thumping music on the steps of Kiehl’s. Thunderous motorcycles drove up to the boutique. Photo ops, paparazzi and adoring fans of Gilles Marini and other celebrities in tow. Chris Salgardo, CEO of Kiehl’s, and Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR’s CEO led the way. In addition to giving a gift to amfAR at the event, Kiehl’s made a generous gift to the AIDS Action Committee.

What’s more is that Kiehl’s treated guests to hand massages, mini facials, and for those that worked up an appetite, salads from Alden & Harlow that were very tasty. And the cupcakes! 15% of all store purchases went to amfAR.

Bravo to our friends for this meaningful and successful event! Thank you for allowing us to be a part.

LifeRide7 crew including, Gilles Marini, Kevin Robert Frost (CEO of amfAR), and Carl Sciortino (Executive Director AIDS Action Committee)

Arli Vargas (store manager) and Chris Salgardo (CEO of Kiehl's Since 1851)

Red ribbon cupcake

Evan Gabovitch, PYD's MLK Summer Scholar, posing with Nicole Malo and Regina Snowden

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