Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR

[flagallery gid=32 w=500 h=340 skin=photo_pro_1_2asl name=Gallery] “Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR” (To get a full screen view, scroll over ‘thumbnails’ and click on ‘fullscreen.’)

Washington, DC (July 21, 2012) – On Friday, Sharon Stone, along with Tyson Beckford, Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo, and amfAR’s CEO Kevin Robert Frost rode up to the Georgetown Kiehl’s to mark the culmination of the third annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR. Local DC chef’s R.J. Cooper, Mike Isabella, David Guas and Robert Wiedmaier also participated in the LifeRide.

LifeRide is a ten-day philanthropic motorcycle ride along the Eastern Seaboard to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS research and resources, and bring attention to the International AIDS Conference, hosted in Washington, DC. The conference has not been hosted in the United States since 1990, when it was hosted in San Francisco.

Kiehl’s, which is carried in hotels like the Carlyle Hotel and Tribeca Grand in New York and most Thompson Hotels, presented a $115,000 check to Sharon Stone.

Sharon Stone and Tyson Beckford at the Georgetown Kiehl's store. Photo by Michael Woestehoff.

In the spirit of giving, Kiehl’s will offer a Celebration Discount of 15% off all purchases on July 20th and 21st at the Georgetown and Tysons Corner stores, and online at on July 22nd & 23rd. Simply enter the code LIFERIDE at checkout. For every customer that joins, Kiehl’s will donate $5 to amfAR.

amfAR-funded research has laid the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $340 million in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

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