HIV/AIDS charity gala raised more than 1.28 million US$
An extravagant AIDS charity gala held in Austria's capital Saturday night surpassed last year's record and raised more than Ђ1.1 million (US$1.4 million), Austrian media reported late Wednesday.
The 14th annual Life Ball was aimed at providing funding for people living with HIV/AIDS. Last year, the event brought in Ђ1.01 million (US$1.3 million), according to APA.
Organizers could not be reached for confirmation late Wednesday.
Half of the proceeds will go to Austrian HIV/AIDS projects and the other half will go to the nonprofit American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), Life Ball founder and organizer Gery Keszler said Saturday, reports AP.