RAIN ensures access to quality, personalized care in a nurturing environment for individuals and their families who are living with HIV and associated chronic conditions so they may live healthier fulfilled lives.
Through education and advocacy, RAIN promotes disease prevention, understanding and dignity for those affected by HIV and for those who are at risk.
The cast of Hamilton, Broadway Cares, RAIN and Resident Culture are teaming up to bring you an evening of unique fun that you will not forget. It’s American Idol, Hamilton style!
Don’t worry, if you don’t sing, you can still be a part of the fun. We need audience members to help vote on their favorite performer by dropping money in their bucket. The performer with the most money in their bucket will move on to the next round.
Of course don’t forget cast members will also be judging. Everyone is a winner but the grand prize is a pair of tickets to see the show while they are in town. We also hear that the cast might feel inspired and sing a few of their favorite songs too.
Join us Monday, October 22 for a truly memorable evening where you can mingle with the cast – say hi, snap a pic, buy them a drink! Limited tickets will be available.
Gay Bingo is a wild, fun, outrageous costumes, song, dance, fabulous prizes and totally unconventional bingo games – an unpredictable, exciting night. This annual fundraiser raises money for RAIN. Each Gay Bingo event has it’s own theme, set of special games and rules just for participants!
Since the first event – “Big Hair Bingo” in February 2000, Bingo attendance has grown from the 100 person maximum at the Great Aunt Stella Center to sell out crowds of close to 2,000 people at Grady Cole Center.
Gay Bingo’s motto: “A straight line NEVER wins at Gay Bingo, but our straight friends are always welcome!”
World AIDS Day draws people together from around the world in solidarity to pay tribute to the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS, raise awareness of the global impact of HIV/AIDS, and celebrate victories that are allowing more people to live longer and healthier lives.
The CDC estimates that every year, 56,000 Americans become infected with HIV. Mecklenburg County is defined by the federal government to be severely and disproportionately affected by HIV disease. Each of us can make an individual contribution to ending the impact of HIV, but when we join together, our impact is forceful.
RAIN invites you to join with other community leaders at A World AIDS Day Luncheon. Your leadership will send a message to Charlotte that there is a strong community of compassion fighting this disease and that no one of us is alone.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Doors Open & Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Luncheon & Awards