Sandra Bullock attended
the amfAR Inspiration LA Gala on Sunday night to help pay tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, who was a co-founder of the organization.
Speaking before the event, Sandra took a moment
to reflect on Elizabeth Taylor’s contributions to the world through amfAR and creating AIDS awareness. “She decided to step up in a time when that wasn't fashionable when no one else is doing it and became the voice,” Bullock said. “so many other people could have had her voice, but she decided to lend it to this cause. It’s pretty amazing.”
CEO of amfAR, Kevin Frost said that Taylor would be extremely excited to know that Sandra was paying tribute to her at the event. “Elizabeth, when she was alive, was a huge fan of Sandra and used to rent her movies at the house,” Frost said. “So it’s quite wonderful Sandra could be here to pay tribute.”
Josh Duhamel, Selma Blair and singers Deborah Harry of Blondie and Sinead O’Connor were also in attendance at the event.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $325 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
Check out the video above to see more from the red carpet amfAR event.