Sir Elton John in his speech at Life Ball 2013
The poet W.H. Auden said “We must love one another, or die”. The Life Ball is one of the best expressions of that love that I know.
The HI-virus may be in the blood of 34 million human beings. But love is in the blood of every single human being.
21st Life Ball – 25 May 2013
“Saving lives with imagination” was the link between Life Ball 2013 and its entertaining yet sensual source of inspiration: “1001 Nights”.
Everyone knows her, courageous Scheherezade, bravely fighting for her life during 1001 nights. Her adventurous and fairy-tale like stories attract the king’s curiosity night after night, and her inexhaustible fantasy eventually saves her life.
Opulently designed, guests of Life Ball 2013 were immersed into a fascinating world of poetry and fairy tales, mythical creatures and djinns, desirous poems and wise allegories – using fantasy to help people infected with HIV or suffering from AIDS.
Bill Clinton in his speech at Life Ball 2013
Before there was any global fund, before there was any American program, before the UN programme, even before the Elton John and my foundation, there was AIDS LIFE.
Life Ball Guest list
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Life Ball Welcome Party
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