Stewart To Host 'Nemesis' Charity Premiere

By Caillan
December 4, 2002 - 3:02 PM

Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) will host the gala premiere of 'Star Trek Nemesis' in New York on Wednesday, December 11.

Stewart will be joined by his fellow Next Generation actors at the star-studded event, to be held at 8:00 p.m. at The Clearview Beekman Theatre. The proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Rockefeller University and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Centre to support research into HIV/AIDS.

"We're very pleased to collaborate with Patrick Stewart, Paramount Pictures, and the Star Trek team on this exciting event," said Dr David Ho, director of the Diamond Centre. "It is appropriate that the exciting science-fiction of Star Trek will support the real scientific advances being made at ADARC and The Rockefeller University."

Officially opened in April 1991, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Centre seeks to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. According to a press release, the centre is "the largest private research laboratory devoted solely to biomedical research on HIV/AIDS" and has made many important discoveries in the decade since its inception. Time Magazine recognised the ground-breaking work of the centre in 1996, when Dr David Ho was named the publication's Man of the Year.

The $200 tickets, which include a post-premiere party, can be booked by calling the centre on (212) 448-5163. For more information on the centre's work, head over to the official web site.

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