For the fifth consecutive year, Gift for Life has partnered with the National Stationery Show (NSS) to participate in AIDS Walk New York, a charity fundraiser in New York City on Sunday, May 15 – the opening day of the Show. The Gift For Life/National Stationery Show team will recruit walkers to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS by participating in both the actual 10K course that starts and ends at Central Park as well as in a “virtual walk” through the aisles of the Show, which runs May 15-18, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Gift for Life has announced that its Party for Life fundraiser raised $200,000 for AIDS treatment and prevention. The 24th annual event, which benefitted Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), drew a record 500-plus attendees to The Boathouse in New York’s Central Park on Monday, Feb. 1.
The Party for Life featured numerous NYC-themed food stations, multiple bars and a short program honoring three industry leaders. Howard Henschel, president and CEO of The Norman Group, was awarded with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award; Suzy Batiz, creator and CEO of Poo-Pourri, was the recipient of the Norman Glassberg Trailblazer Award; and Arun Agarwal, CEO and director of Nextt, took home the Bert Tonkin Gift of Giving Award.