We are renowned for our events which bring together quality, fun and a great way to raise money to help our fight against HIV/AIDS.
The yearly calendar features key annual events along with numerous one-off special events, premieres, products and initiatives.
Grey Goose Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation
To celebrate the UK launch of Winq, the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men, we are proud to present the inaugural Winq Spring Ball, to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, in association with Rosewood London, supported by Grey Goose.
11th November to 8th December
From the 11th November to the 8th December, Balans will once again be fundraising to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation with a special Balans Red Ribbon Cocktail.
Grey Goose and the Elton John AIDS Foundation announce that the annual Grey Goose Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation will not take place in 2013.
On Thursday 27th June 2013, Sir Elton John and David Furnish opened the doors of their Old Windsor home for the Annual White Tie & Tiara Summer Ball to raise funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
On Saturday 1st December, World AIDS Day 2012, G-A-Y Bar & 56 Dean Street are attempting to break their own official Guiness World Record for most number of people to have an HIV test in 8 hours.
To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012, long-time supporters Balans restaurants and bars are once again fundraising to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
We fund a huge range of projects - from mobile testing units at football matches to sending SMS text reminders to pregnant women. They all make HIV testing easy, affordable, reliable and above all are offered to everyone without judgement or discrimination. It's essential that HIV testing is a routine part of public health. The work we fund is always linked to national systems, and we lobby governments ensure the structures are in place to maintain and expand them.
HIV medicines are now available for as little as $300 a year. Enlightened donors, NGOs and governments have made them available to over 7 million people living with HIV. These medicines not only save lives, they make people living with the virus up to 96% less infectious. So it turns out compassion for those who are sick has also been the best prevention plan. We fund programmes that expand affordable, quality medical treatment to reach those who urgently need help and are still waiting.
No More Discrimination
Stigma is still HIV's most deadly symptom. We have cheap, easy ways to test for HIV, and ever more effective drugs to treat the HIV virus. We cannot use them if people living with or very vulnerable to HIV are shunned, hidden, or denied their human rights. Compassion cures discrimination. It needs no special training or qualifications, just a belief that all people deserve the chance to protect themselves and others. Without compassion, we cannot create an AIDS free future.
Creating an AIDS Free Future