LGBTQ Event of the Week: Kiehl’s 7th-Annual LifeRide for amfAR

Plus other awesome events just as worthy of your attendance.

7th Annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR! this Friday, during the company's 11-day motorcycle journey to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS research.

7th-Annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR!, the company’s 11-day motorcycle journey to raise funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS research, concludes in Philly on Friday.

This week’s inaugural LGBTQ event of the week nod goes to Kiehl’s for bringing motorcycles, community, cosmetics, and celebrities together for an important cause. The company’s 7th-Annual LifeRide for amfAR event is wrapping up an “11-day multi-state, charitable motorcycle ride throughout the Northeast that raises funds and awareness for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.” During the event, the organization Philadelphia FIGHT will receive a $5,000 donation for their efforts in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the city.

“By the end of this year’s ride, Kiehl’s will have donated $1.6 million to amfAR since 2010, funding eight cure-related projects, and I couldn’t be prouder of that,” Chris Salgardo, president of Kiehl’s USA, told G Philly. “I’m looking forward to making noise for HIV/AIDS with our motorcycles, and continuing the conversation with our community, to ensure that the search for a cure stays top of mind.”

Attendees can buy specially priced cosmetics at the newly reopened Philly Kiehl’s flagship location in the Shops at Liberty Place and enjoy a chance to meet and greet celebrity participants such as former pro rugby player and activist Ben Cohen, Teen Wolf star Gilles Marini, and many others. For more information on supporting the cause, check out the official website.

Other events to check out this weekend:


GayFest Opening Party: 7 p.m. at Studio X, 1340 South 13th Street.

DTF: Darryl and Timaree Fun Hour: 8:30 p.m. at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor Street.


PFP Summer Potluck Picnic: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom Playground, 3500 Darby Road, Haverford

HEAT Wave: August Back 2 Basics!: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Tabu, 200 South 12th Street

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