Fighting AIDS & Celebrating Life

The Life Ball, which takes place annually inside Vienna City Hall, is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world. The aim: to help affected people in an unconventional way and to fight against the taboo status of HIV/AIDS in our society. Therefore, Life Ball is an exuberant festivity that celebrates life and makes a loud statement in the fight against HIV and AIDS – resounding across the boundaries of Vienna and Austria.

Next Life Ball takes place on May 16, 2015.

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AIDS LIFE considers itself responsible to continuously promote awareness and public consciousness about HIV and AIDS. On top of organizing Life Ball and raising funds through the yearly event, numerous activities throughout the year are dedicated to education of the AIDS epidemic and promoting ways of prevention.

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AIDS LIFE, an independent non-profit organisation, was founded in 1992 by Life Ball mastermind Gery Keszler and Dr. Torgom Petrosian with the aim to raise funds for the much needed support of people who are HIV positive or living with AIDS. The annual Life Ball, Europe’s largest AIDS charity event, is the organization’s main source of income. Half of Life Ball’s net proceeds are dedicated to support projects outside Austria. International aid in some of the worst affected countries in the world is given through the international partner organizations.

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  • First I want to thank Gery Keszler and all of the people of AIDS LIFE and all of you. The wonderful work you do. Because of the funding generated by these wonderful events and these wonderful costumes, we are able to work from Africa, to India and to the Caribbean.

    President Bill Clinton
    President Bill ClintonClinton Health Access Initiative
  • The more people take part at this event, the more people talk about it and the more people get informed about AIDS.

    Heidi Klum
    Heidi KlumModel, TV Personality and Entrepreneur
  • When I was at Life Ball 2013, I made a speech about love and compassion for people at risk of HIV in Eastern Europe, particularly gay men. My Foundation and Life Ball share the same sense of urgency for this area of work, and have co-funded effective programmes that reach vulnerable groups in both Russia and Ukraine.

    Elton John
    Elton JohnElton John AIDS Foundation
  • I am honoured to be part of this spectacular event. I am deeply passionate about the AIDS cause and getting help to those around the world who are in desperate need. The Life Ball is at the forefront of Europe’s fundraising efforts distributing money to critical AIDS charities so they can continue with their important work and research.

    Naomi Campbell
    Naomi CampbellModel

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