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.
Monday, October 22 , 2018
Resident Culture Brewery 2101 Central Avenue
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.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Grady Cole Center 310 N. Kings Drive
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.