If there was ever a reason to dress smart and cough up, it’s got to be charity — and this Saturday’s fifth edition of the Shanghai Red Ribbon Gala
happening at the Andaz (Xintiandi)
is no exception. Benefits from Gala go straight to the Shanghai Qingai Health Center
, an NGO that provides medical
services and actively works to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention.
Hot spoilers of the event include the appearance of celebrity Jasmine Chen
, Shanghai-based jazz singer who also starred in Crazy Rich Asians
, 100+ shiny prizes up for grabs, and an auction for autographed memorabilia in addition to being served a 4-course dinner. But aside from the glitz and glam, the real takeaway is what the Gala stands for: support those affected, mourn those who have been lost, and advocate for the elimination of discrimination and stigmatization of people living with the disease.