AIDS WALK Charlotte, Virtual is an online fundraising initiative that allows people to register and hold their own symbolic walk while still fundraising money for RAIN. We won't have the opportunity to meet up in person on May 2nd but we've given you an extra month to fundraise.
There are no parking problems. No crowds and no long lines to check-in. We still plan to give out awards to the top fundraising teams and individuals; and you still have a chance to get a walk t-shirt.
We encourage you to get up and snap a picture of you walking in your neighborhood, around your house, on the treadmill or even to the fridge. Don't forget to tag us and include the hashtags #aidswalkclt and #positiveimpactclt.
On average, 6 new cases of HIV are reported each week in Mecklenburg County.
Lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis is higher if you live in the South, including North and South Carolina.
Mecklenburg County has the largest number of HIV cases and new diagnoses in North Carolina.
49% of all HIV/AIDS diagnoses occur in the South.
The CDC says that 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in people younger than 25.
All funds received from AIDS WALK Charlotte are tax deductible. Click here if you need a copy of RAIN's 501(c)(3) status.