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 22 annual AIDS WALK Charlotte is one of the largest HIV awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas. Over two decades, AIDS WALK Charlotte has raised over $2 million for HIV/AIDS prevention activities and care for those infected. AIDS WALK Charlotte is a visual representation of the Charlotte region’s commitment to caring for our neighbors in need and slowing the spread of this devastating disease.
We walk bravely because our lives and the lives of others have been touched by HIV and AIDS.
We walk bravely because it’s our opportunity to stand up and be counted.
We invite YOU to walk bravely because all of us have or will be touched by HIV.
On Saturday, May 5, brave individuals walk two miles through the heart of Uptown Charlotte in celebration of the past, present and an HIV free future.
The walk is approximately two miles long and takes the average person about 30 minutes. There is a morning program to kick-off and a brief closing ceremony will follow after the walk. Water is provided for free to all registered walkers. AIDS WALK Charlotte is a family affair (kids and pets are welcomed) and open to all who want to participate.
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