Kathy Ireland Headlining Gift for Life Fundraiser at Las Vegas Market

Kathy Ireland is set to be a featured guest for the 9th Annual Gift of Life Up on the Roof fundraiser this Summer 2019 season of Las Vegas Market. The event will benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Ireland, CEO and chief designer for Kathy Ireland worldwide and an ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, is excited to be adding her talent to this important event. The fundraiser will also feature a silent auction of many of the designer’s home design products.

Kathy Ireland. Photography by House Tipster

“We are thrilled to join Las Vegas Market’s “Up on the Roof” fundraiser,” Ireland said in a statement. “We must all continue the work that Elizabeth so fearlessly and selflessly started, which contributed in powerful ways to the advancements in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. All of us at kiWW thank Bob [Maricich of International Market Centers] and Las Vegas Market, as well as Gift for Life for uniting the home furnishings and gift industry in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

Michael Amini and Kathy Ireland at Las Vegas Market Winter 2018. Photography by House Tipster

The team is also pleased to be adding the esteemed businesswoman to their Las Vegas-themed fundraiser. After all, Ireland has great collaborations across the design industry, including work with Nourison Rugs, Pacific Coast Lighting, Bush Furniture, TK Classics, Michael Amini, and more.

“Las Vegas Market is thrilled that Kathy Ireland is joining us as a special guest at our annual Gift for Life fundraiser,” Maricich said. “Kathy is a long-time advocate of HIV/AIDS treatment, education and care, who is passionately continuing the important and vital work that Dame Elizabeth Taylor, her close friend and mentor and one of the most powerful activists of our time, started. We are honored that she is joining Las Vegas Market’s fundraising efforts supporting Gift for Life.”

Kathy Ireland with Christopher Grubb at Las Vegas Market Summer 2018. Photography by House Tipster

This year’s Gift of Life Up on the Roof fundraiser will be held at the Worldview Ballroom from 6 to 8 PM on Monday, July 29. Tickets are now available through the event’s page, with all proceeds benefiting the cause.

The Summer 2019 season of LVMKT will run from July 28 to August 1 at the World Market Center Las Vegas.

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