AIDS WALK Charlotte, in its 24th year, is one of the largest HIV awareness and fundraising events in the Carolinas. It is also Charlotte’s visual representation of the commitment and care we give to those living with HIV and those at risk. Strong and caring individuals will lace up their shoes to walk through the heart of uptown Charlotte to celebrate the past, present, and a HIV free future.
AIDS WALK Charlotte is a family affair (kids and pets are welcomed) and open to all who want to participate. The walk, a signature fundraising event for RAIN, is about 2 miles long and takes roughly 30 minutes to complete.
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.