Life Ball 2009
: Patricia Kaiser (Miss Austria) and Lena Gercke (Germany’s Next Topmodel) backstage at the L′Oréal Beauty Lounge (Vienna City Hall).
"Life Ball is Europe's largest and most spectacular annual charity event dedicated to raising support for the worldwide fight against HIV and AIDS. Celebrating the beauty of life and the diversity of world cultures, Life Ball reinvents the great Viennese Ball tradition with glamorous, outlandish performances and inspirational speeches. It attracts huge interest in the media and is broadcast live on Austrian National TV prime time, with delayed airing in Germany.
It is the only AIDS charity event to take place in a government building. In 2009, the event raised 1,496,000 Euros (to date).
Since 1993, world famous personalities and artists have lent their voices and support to Life Ball, giving their time and effort to make the charitable event successful every year. With their appearances, personal impulses and involvement, Eva Longoria, Bill Clinton, Fran Drescher, Sharon Stone, Sir Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minnelli, Kim Cattrall, Linda Evangelista, Heidi Klum, Dennis Rodman, Naomi Campbell and Randy Crawford and many more have inspired courage and promoted the joyful aspects of life and given a clear sign against discrimination and ignorance."
Text by Life Ball