She first tugged at our heart strings with her portrayal of a dying college student in the romance classic Love Story, but today actress Ali MacGraw touches our hearts as she helps to offer a new lease on life for our four-legged friends in need. Through her role as an animal activist she has shone a spotlight on anti-fur efforts; the plight of bears who are abused for their bile; pets in peril in the wake of natural disasters, and on June 13th the star will step into the role of a special guest at The Humane Society of New York’s fourth fine art photography benefit auction as iconic images up for bid helps homeless canines and cats picture a brighter tomorrow.
The fundraiser will take place at the Marianna Boesky Gallery, where MacGraw will join socialite/animal advocate Cornelia Guest, who will cater the soiree, and honorary chairs George Stephanopolous and Alexandra Wentworth,who are the proud pet parents of Daisy, a dachshund adopted from The Humane Society of New York.
Images up for auction include photos of our furry friends, fashion photography and snaps of classic and contemporary stars, such as Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, James Brown, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Keira Knightley, Tilda Swinton, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Courtney Love, Andy Warhol and Jay-Z.
Online bidding will be accepted through June 11th at noon EST.
A happening with heart, all of the funds raised from the event (which had been postponed in late 2012 due to hurricane Sandy) will benefit The Humane Society of New York’s Veterinary Clinic and the Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center.
For more information:
- visit www.humanesocietyny.org
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