Celebrating the joy of life and the diversity of cultures, Life Ball unites the social tradition of the Viennese ball culture with opulence, extravagance, glamour, fancy performances, committed speeches as well as emotional moments. AIDS LIFE, an independent non-profit organization, 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.

AIDS LIFE considers itself responsible for continuously promoting 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.

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. For more information, visit

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