11 Jun AmsterdamDiner raised € 653.000!
On Saturday, 30 May 2015, the AmsterdamDiner Foundation welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the 23rd edition of one the largest fundraising events in the Netherlands, the AmsterdamDiner. For the second year in a row, the proceeds of the evening went to the ambitious HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam (H-TEAM) project initiated by Joep Lange.
For that reason the benefit gala held on to last year’s theme, "What a difference a day makes.” A particularly relevant theme when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS: 24 little hours, after all, can mean the difference between a lifetime of treatment and perhaps a ‘functional cure.’ The sooner you detect and treat an acute HIV infection, the more treatable it is and the smaller the chance that it will be transmitted to others.
H-TEAM is a collaboration between all stakeholders involved in the prevention and care of HIV in the Netherlands, including AIGHD and key affected communities. In the Netherlands alone, over 1,000 people every year contract the virus. Centered in Amsterdam, H-TEAM is at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research worldwide and has the potential to bring a world without AIDS within reach. Read the one-pager on H-TEAM here.
The guests attending the AmsterdamDiner contributed generously, raising over € 653.000,
A 30% increase over last year. During a minute of silence, they paid tribute to Joep Lange, Jacqueline van Tongeren, Pim de Kuijer, Martine de Schutter, Lucie van Mens and all the other lives lost on board MH17. HRH Princess Mabel, a long-time supporter of the AmsterdamDiner and the fight against HIV/AIDS, delivered an impressive speech in which she remembered her friends Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren. To watch the video (in Dutch) and to learn more, visit the AmsterdamDiner Foundation website.