Life Ball was the first AIDS charity event worldwide to take place in a political building: The City Hall in Vienna, Austria. Ever since 1993, Life Ball supports organizations and projects in the most affected regions around the world and contributes to remove the taboos of AIDS in our society. Life Ball sends out a strong statement in the fight against HIV and AIDS through celebrating life and the diversity of cultures – resounding far across the borders of Austria every year.
Life Ball is organized by AIDS LIFE, an independent non-profit organization established in 1992 by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian, with the aim to raise funds for the support of people living with HIV and AIDS. The association is dedicated to promoting awareness and public consciousness about HIV and AIDS. The majority of the funds raised goes towards our international partner organizations such as amfAR – The Foundation for AIDS Research, the William J. Clinton Foundation/ Clinton Health Access Initiative, the MTV – Staying Alive Foundation and UNAIDS – the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.