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Their Belgian presenter Jens Geerts was this year present in de Stadthalle in Vienna during this 23rd edition of this big event in May 2015. For World Aids Day this report has the explicit goal to make viewers aware of these important issues. Every day will be at least 3 people diagnosed with HIV in Belgium. If you aren’t aware of this, then it can still happen to everybody every day. It is still very actual nowadays and a big proof is the confession of American actor Charlie Sheen a few weeks ago that he has HIV for almost two years now.
Unfortunately Austrian organizer Gery Keszler has announced recently that the next Life Ball won’t be taken place in the year 2016, but the next one will be in 2017. For the first time in 23 years this charity event in Europe will skip one year to re-invent themselves. “More reason to let our viewers get to know with this Event right now”, tells OutTv CEO Marc Putnam.
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. The broad national and international attention is particularly necessary, since the Life Ball also serves as voice of HIV positive people or people suffering from AIDS. The threat through AIDS is still present in the whole world; the HI-virus is deadly. HIV and AIDS can affect everybody regardless of gender, age, social status or sexual orientation.
The Aids Charity Event attracts every year thousands of Party People. Many celebrities like Bill Clinton, Elton John, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Amanda Lepore, Sharon Stone, Dita Von Teese, Paula Abdul, Anastacia, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Conchita Wurst, Mary J. Blige and Sean Penn donating happily there time to be there. And wouldn’t you? This amazing event held their own concert, Fashion Show and afterparty. Life Ball collects annually hundreds of thousands of Euros.