CANFAR AIDS Charity

Support the Canceled ROM AIDS Benefit Online


Through all the nonsense surrounding the fake ROM bomb threat that went down a couple weeks ago, and local artist ass-hat Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson getting way more fame than he ever deserved, somewhere along the way many lost sight of the fact of how much this act of stupidity really cost.

You'll recall that not only did the city and all of its taxpayers get totally screwed in having to divert costly resources to respond to this situation, but also an AIDS charity benefit running at the ROM that night was canceled as well. Now, it seems that there's a silver lining to all this.

CANFAR, the national charitable foundation who setup the event, have now moved the charity online to make up for the lost donations. That means that until tomorrow (December 12) at 8pm, you can support the cause by bidding on a wide variety of items valued over $130,000 with all proceeds going to AIDS and HIV research. They're also accepting general tributes/donations even after the auction closes, so that should give OCAD more than enough time to save a bit of face and do the right thing.

Photo by blogTO Flickr pooler, Henry Roxas


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