Life Ball is the most extravagant HIV and AIDS benefit of the world which annually held in the stunning historical city of Vienna, Austria. Life Ball unites the great Viennese Ball ritual with glamorous, eccentric performances and inspiring speeches. Life Ball has often provided a chance to speak out against prejudice and ignorance and celebrate diversity.
Organized by AIDS Life, Life Ball has raised far more than $20 million throughout the past 18 years for HIV/AIDS projects worldwide by way of partnerships with amfAR, the William J. Clinton Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and UNAIDS. Due to the Life Ball, Aids Life has become a significant ally of amfAR’s Treat Asia Pediatric HIV/AIDS Initiative.
Since accepting a volunteer position with amfAR, Janet Jackson has travelled internationally with respect to the inspiration. At each and every off her many of public appearances, she has worked tirelessly in order to increase understanding of HIV/AIDS as a threat to social and economic stability also to underscore the urgent need to have for continued AIDS research.
“HIV/AIDS is a pandemic which requires our immediate and continued attention,” said the younger sister of Michael Jackson “So much progress has been made, thanks to leading organizations such as amfAR, in the fight. Combination therapy has made HIV a maintainable disease, but sadly, there is still no cure and it continues to spread at alarming rates. HIV/AIDS is a continuing hazard, both in the Unites States and abroad. This is why I am honored to join with amfAR to bring awareness and help raise the much needed funding for their work.”
In 1997, her song “Together Again” had become the new anthem for anyone struggling with AIDS, their families and buddies. “I believe we have other lives,” Janet said, "I don’t believe in the finality of death. I wanted to write about friends who have died of AIDS, but without being mournful or sad. I wanted to celebrate their spirit. I’m pleased that “Together Again” is just that, a celebration, a confirmation that the energy of love will never die." A part from the profits from the song was donated to amfAR.
This year’s Life Ball, arranged in affiliation with UNAIDS, will honor Thirty years considering that the first AIDS instances were reported. President Clinton, UNAIDS Director Michel Sidibé, as well as other dignitaries and celebrities will be involved in this year’s Life Ball.