Katy Perry to Be Honored & Shirley Bassey to Perform at amfAR Gala in Los Angeles


Toms founder Blake Mycoskie may even obtain amfAR’s Courage Award alongside Perry on the Oct. 18 occasion.

Katy Perry is at all times giving again to the group, and now the group is returning the favor. Perry can be honored on the amfAR Gala on Oct. 18, as the inspiration holds its ninth annual profit for AIDS analysis in Los Angeles.

The occasion can pay tribute to the "California Gurls" singer and to Toms founder Blake Mycoskie — granting each a Courage Award for his or her "profound dedication to the battle in opposition to AIDS, in addition to numerous different humanitarian causes." Past honorees embody Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus.

In addition to the particular award, the Foundation for AIDS Research has additionally introduced an unique musical efficiency by Dame Shirley Bassey following a cocktail reception, dinner and stay public sale. The British singer is greatest identified for her James Bond film theme songs from the '60s and '70s, together with "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds Are Forever," which was famously sampled in Kanye West's 2005 tune "Diamonds From Sierra Leone."


The occasion will happen on the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Oct. 18.

amfAR was began in 1985 by actress Elizabeth Taylor, and since then, the group has raised and invested greater than $517 million to nationwide and worldwide AIDS analysis groups.