EVENTS NY AND LA
Be The Link NY Gala
Saturday, December 1, 2012 World AIDS Day.
We gather on this day in remembrance and support to those living with HIV and those we have lost. This is a celebration of life - that we can join together and put an end to AIDS.
The exclusive invite-only formal affair was held in a spacious 6,000 square feet Tribeca building. Completed in 1896 in the style of a French Renaissance chateau, 87 Lafayette street was home to the FDNY's Engine Co. 31 for almost 80 years. The architect, Napoleon LeBrun, is known for his design of the Met Life Tower and several prominent churches in New York and Philadelphia.
The gala theme was the winter wonderland of Central Park: trees sparkling with lights and a light snow swirling at the guests feet as they move through the space in their glamorous attire. For entertainment, the beautiful Sylvia Tosun performed.
Be The Link Campaign for Until There's A Cure Foundation graciously thanks its New York corporate supporters for their ongoing dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS. These companies have demonstrated their commitment to HIV/AIDS research by supporting Be The Link through event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause-related marketing campaigns.
Be The Link LA Gala
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The exclusive invite only black tie affair was held at Bardot Hollywood. The Spanish colonial theater at the famed corner of Hollywood & Vine has been a show-business epicenter since opening in 1927.
Influenced by the roaring 20’s, Bardot boasts three different spaces in which to gather. The Lounge Bar features tufted banquettes against dimly lit golden ochre walls. The Courtyard rests under the stars with its charcoal wood floors, vintage oil paintings and rich cordovan color walls. The tented bar adds to the oasis ambience with its magnificent textiles, sconces, and chandeliers.
The theme was love and the power it has to diminish the stigma of HIV/AIDS. The entertainment opened with an incredible live performance by young rising star Jesaiah Baer, recently on American Idol. Also performing was the talented and charming Hannah Taylor followed the sultry, enchanting sound of Colette Falla. The evening capped off with a sensational performance by Billboard Dance Hit beauty Amy Weber singing her new single Warrior featuring DJ Ravi on drums.
Be The Link Campaign for Until There's A Cure Foundation graciously thanks its Los Angeles corporate supporters for their ongoing dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS. These companies have demonstrated their commitment to HIV/AIDS research by supporting Be The Link through event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause-related marketing campaigns.
LA Gala Attendees
Attending were some of today's most prominent figures in the world of business, entertainment, and fashion including: film producer Cindy Cowan, president of Cindy Cowan Entertainment; actor Tommy 'Tiny' Lister; Alison Miller, Group Publisher, Niche Media and Publisher of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine; Oscar nominee David France, director of 'How To Survive A Plague' and cast; Hollywood legend Ruta Lee; Kate Linder, star of The Young and the Restless; award-winning actor/producer Vincent De Paul; DC Council business outreach director Elizabeth Webster; Eden Sassoon, businesswoman and daughter of the late beauty pioneer Vidal Sassoon; actor and model Jimmy Jean-Louis; Founder/Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of Splash Magazine Lawrence Davis; David Babaii, celebrity hairstylist; Renee Olstead, actress of The Secret Life of the American Teenager; model Cynthia Kirchner; tv host and entertainment reporter Kristyn Burtt; Steven Hirsch founder of Vivid Entertainment; model Julia Lescova; author, beauty expert, and Editor-In-Chief Celeb Life Magazine Elizabeth TenHouten; director/producer Sean Stone, son of legendary director Oliver Stone; actress Katie Gill; fashion designer Lloyd Klein; president of Lloyd Klein Couture, John Arguelles; fashion designer Sue Wong; Kim Richards, CEO and Chairman of Allied Artists International; metal guitarist Rocky Kramer; musician and lead vocalist Chas West; Olympic gold medalist Jeneba Tarmoh; actor James Kyson; producer Kat Kramer, daughter of legend Stanley Kramer; Kier Mellour from Fashion Addict LA; actor Gerald McCullouch; actress Dustin Quick; actress Phoebe Price; Danny Musico, former middle weight champion; actress Kelly Hu; Project Runway alumni Alicia Hardesty and Bert Keeter; actor Christian Oliver; actress Stella Maeve; Shelley Fariello, Entertainment Director, In Touch and Life&Style Magazines; Tifanie Jodeh, Partner at Entertainment Law Partners; Michael Roban, Executive Vice President, Motion Picture Finance & Operations, IM Global; actor Mark Rhino Smith; twin actresses Rosie and Renee Tenison; alternative rock musician Gabrielle Wortman; actor Doug Haley; actor Ken Davitian of the Oscar-winning film The Artist, actress Julia Parker; comedian Michael Ziegfeld; pianist Margie Balter; actress Sheree J.Wilson; model Jasmine Dustin; celebrity personal trainer Rebecca Cardon; actress Kristen Renton of Sons of Anarchy; Gordon Vasquez of RealTVfilms; actor Daniel Samonas; model Lisa Gleave; Linda Thompson, actress and award-winning lyricist; actress Tara Hunnewell; actress and artist Marilinda Rivera; track & field two-time Olympian Carol Rodríguez; fashion designer Lisa Kline; actress Jessica 'Sugar' Kiper; Bonnie Gallanter, music manager and President/CEO of Muse Artist Management; actress Chelsea Rendon; award-winning PR executive Tosha Whitten Griggs; classical pianist Chloe Flower; actress Fiona Dourif of True Blood; Blake Berris of Days of Our Lives; actress Patricia Kara; Thomas DeLorenzo, political and HIV/AIDS activist; model Courtney Stodden and actor Doug Hutchison; actor Bruce Frausto; hit Billboard Dance singer Vassy; publicist Jonathan C, Unition Public Relations; Stacey Levin, TV producer for Valhalla Entertainment; Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri, clinical psychologist; actress Kimberly Estrada; and many more.
LA Gala in the Media
Los Angeles Confidential Magazine
Be The Link Campaign hosted its first gala at Bardot in Hollywood to support awareness, education, and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to promote the destruction of the stigma associated with the disease.
LA Splash Magazines
The Be The Link Campaign. The Campaign is the first of its kind to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS, visually linking 250 influential people in a voice of unity. The goal is to destroy the stigma surrounding the disease and to support HIV/AIDS awareness, education, and care for people with AIDS.
Margie Balter chats with Traci Stumpf about her Songbook Release called "Music From Our Hearts" at the BE THE LINK Gala
Jesaiah Baer — Rising young star appears at L.A. gala for Be-the-Link Campaign. Fans of American Idol have been checking-in on a fabulous youtube featuring 16-year-old Jesaiah Baer.