Wu Chun attends AIDS gala

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Analisa Amu

WU CHUN, Brunei’s own international superstar and entrepreneur, recently attended a fundraising gala in Hong Kong hosted by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.

The annual event was held at Shaw Studios honouring world-renowned artist KAWS and philanthropist Cathy Lee for their dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

amfAR is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations that is dedicated to support AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. It has invested more than $517 million in its programs, since 1985, and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

Pictures: Courtesy of Wu Chun

“It was such a privilege to be invited to this meaningful event. As a celebrity, it is my job to help create awareness so more people will pay attention and try their best effort to support those who are in need. As a father for two kids, one of my to-do-lists is to bring my family along to involve in more charity events. This is something that I very much wanted to do and its definitely in my action plans in years to come,” said the actor-entrepreneur.

The amfAR Gala Hong Kong was attended by hundreds of guests including business tycoons from all over the world and celebrities from the entertainment scene is also attended to support the cause including Michelle Yeoh, Martin Lee, Alessandra Ambrosio, Shanina Shaik and Tove Lo, among others.

To date, the amfAR Gala Hong Kong has raised over US$11 million (HK$86 million) for amfAR’s critical AIDS research programmes.