By Leah Rieger
ROME, Oct. 28 - A charity auction for the funding of AIDS research raised over $1 million on Friday night at a celebrity-filled event that included some John Cabot University student volunteers.
“Romans, lend me your wallets,” Sharon Stone flirtatiously said to the rich and famous who were attending the "Cinema against Aids" benefit organized by the American Foundation for AIDS Research, or amfAR. The event was held in conjunction with the Rome Film Festival to raise money and awareness for AIDS research.
According to the Associated Press, the event raised $1.35 million. Fendi hosted the event along with Stone, who stood in as the auctioneer.