Our Events

RAIN hosted events include AIDS Walk Charlotte, Gay Bingo Charlotte, World AIDS Day Luncheon, and other events each year.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Wells Fargo Plaza & Atrium 301 S. Tryon Street, Uptown


*AIDS Walk Charlotte 2019: More info to come*


We walk bravely because our lives and the lives of others have been touched by HIV and AIDS. It’s our opportunity to stand up and be counted. All of us will have had our lives forever changed by HIV.

AIDS WALK Charlotte is the largest HIV awareness and fundraising event in the Carolinas and is a visual representation of our communities’ commitment to HIV and AIDS. Brave individuals walk two miles through the heart of uptown Charlotte in celebration of the past, present, and an HIV free future.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Grady Cole Center 310 N. Kings Drive



Sponsor Packet


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!”


This year’s theme is Return to the 80’s! Tickets will go on sale mid to late August. General admissions tickets are $35 each. The cost of a table is either $450 (front section) or $400 (back section). Reserved tables hold up to 10 people

Tickets and tables sell out fast, so please join our Bingo email list HERE to gain early access before the rest of the general public!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Embassy Suites 401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

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

If you are interested in hosting a table or to purchase a ticket please contact Joyce Brooks at 704-973-9819.



McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square 1345 N. College Street

RAIN partners with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Blumenthal Performing Arts, and with cast members of the National Touring Company of Broadway shows such as The Lion King and WICKED for an evening of song and dance. Net proceeds benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and RAIN.

Produced by company members, the evening is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing some of their favorite material.

Tickets are usually around $35 for general admission and $50 to $100 for VIP (which includes preferred seating and a pre-event reception with the cast) and includes the chance to bid on live and silent auctions items.

January 25, 2016: WICKED
March 28, 2013: WICKED
June 7, 2010: WICKED
August 6, 2007: The Lion King