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With New York Fashion Week a little more than a month away, amfAR this week announced the planned recipients of its Award of Courage at its New York Gala, the AIDS charity’s annual unofficial kickoff to the February frenzy. This year, the black-tie dinner and awards program will honor Roberto Cavalli, Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Goldman Sachs partner R. Martin Chavez (as well as the financial firm’s donor-advised fund Goldman Sachs Gives) for their work in the fight against AIDS.

“We believe that a cure for AIDS is possible in the foreseeable future,” said Kenneth Cole, chairman of the charity. “Thanks to the leadership of the fashion community, and all of amfAR’s friends and honorees in New York and around the world, we are getting closer to our ultimate goal of a world without AIDS.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker will host the gala, sponsored this year by Hublot and MAC Cosmetics, on Feb. 8 at Cipriani Wall Street.

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