NEW YORK -- Accessories designer Kenneth Cole was among those honored for their work in AIDS activism here Monday.
The organization that honored Cole, as well as actress Susan Sarandon and Arthur Ashe's widow, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, was Mother's Voices, a nonprofit group dedicated to raising public awareness of AIDS. The third annual event, called the Extraordinary Voices Awards, was held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and attended by approximately 1,000 people.
Cole's most visible contribution to AIDS education has been through his trademark advertisements, several of which have advocated AIDS understanding and prevention.
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