The 2nd Annual RED Ball – 15th June 2019
To mark Irish Aids Day 2019, HIV Ireland hosted our second #RedBall raising awareness and much need funds to support people living with and affected by HIV in Ireland.
Panti Bliss was the Master of Ceremonies for the 2019 event and opened the night by speaking candidly and openly about her experiences of living with HIV, and about the stigma that still exists for many people living with HIV in Ireland. The auction was co-ordinated by Eamon O’Connor, and the wonderfully entertaining music was provided by singer/songwriter Jack O’Rourke.
2019 Media Coverage of #RedBall
Panti Bliss urges openess to break stigma about HIV, The Times, 17th June 2019.
Panti Bliss at Red Ball: ‘I’m f***ing alive and fabulous after 25 years with HIV’, GCN, 17th June 2019.
Opening Address by Panti Bliss at the 2nd Annual Red Ball
The Inaugural Red Ball – 16th June 2018
To mark Irish AIDS Day 2018, HIV Ireland hosted our inaugural #RedBall raising awareness and much needed funds to support people living with and affected by HIV in Ireland.
Miriam O’Callaghan was the Master of Ceremonies at the 2018 event, and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. gave an opening address saying it is now time to end the stigma for people living with HIV in Ireland.
The auction on the night was co-ordinated by Baz Ashmazy, and the beautiful and entertaining music was provided by Camille O’Sullivan, followed by a disco by DJ Tonie Walsh.