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Life Ball, organized by the association LIFE+, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018. The event was founded by Gery Keszler and Torgom Petrosian in 1993 and takes place at Vienna’s City Hall every year since. Life Ball has become one of the world’s most important AIDS charity events. The seven-digit proceeds of the event benefit global aid projects, that are being donated every year in collaboration with international partner organizations.

An unsurpassed number of international celebrities from high fashion, entertainment and politics are supporting the event tirelessly every year to raise awareness for the cause. The City of Vienna also contributes significantly to the success of Life Ball. Providing Vienna’s City Hall as venue for this event clearly shows this city’s cosmopolitanism, tolerance, and social responsibility.

The message is loud and clear: Together we can end AIDS!


A year-round awareness campaign ensures that the dangers of HIV and AIDS remain in the public eye even after the ball. National and international stars had their picture taken with the LIFE+ patch and encouraged others to get tested for HIV as well. The goal of our KNOW YOUR STATUS campaign is to prevent HIV infections or detect them early on.

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Life Ball Next Generation

Prevention and tolerance should start at an early age. This is why LIFE+ expanded its activities towards a younger audience and initiated LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION. The event is for all teenagers from 16 years and older who are interested in prevention and health education and want to get engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. At the LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION young people can get a taste of Life Ball and party with national and international acts and DJs in the City Hall of Vienna.

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LIFE+ Celebration Concert

Since its inception, Life Ball regarded itself as a celebration for everybody, and never let itself be put into a specific niche. The LIFE+ Celebration Concert, one of the side events of Life Ball, affirms this position. The international world of opera and theater comes together on one of the most renowned stages of the world – Vienna’s Burgtheater - to spread the message that AIDS can only be defeated when we work together.

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amfAR’s EpicRide to Life Ball

The Life Ball weekend in 2018 started with a unique motorcycle tour. amfAR celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, just like Life Ball. Therefore, it seems only logical to do something special together to commemorate this “double silver wedding”. This EpicRide to Life Ball was organized by amfAR in collaboration with LIFE+ and took place from May 30th to June 1, 2018, bringing together a group of prominent bikers to raise money for amfAR’s life-saving research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. The bikers traveled from Zurich to Vienna and stopped in several cities along the road to further the causes of amfAR and LIFE+.

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The Riders and the Route

After a kick-off event in Zurich, Adrien Brody, Katee Sackhoff, Michiel Huisman, Gilles Marine, Ian Bohen and JR Bourne started their journey on May 29 towards Bregenz in Austria. On Thursday, May 31 they hit the road again to drive to Salzburg and arrived in Vienna on June 2, just in time for the 25th Life Ball.

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LIFE+ considers itself responsible to continuously promotes awareness and public consciousness about the AIDS epidemic. Through Life Ball and our additional, yearly activities, LIFE+ works to raise funds to help those impacted by and living with HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma and discrimination.


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The Life Ball works with great business partners year after year. Only their generous support in the form of monetary and material donations makes this great event possible.




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