On Saturday, May 6, AIDS WALK Charlotte will celebrate 27 years of bringing our community to fight HIV stigma and raise funds for RAIN.
Every dollar raised stays in Charlotte to support the services and programs RAIN provides to people living with HIV and those at risk. For 31 years, RAIN has been empowering persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free. RAIN educates and advocates for all people with HIV and those at risk for a greater understanding of HIV and how it affects everyone regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation.
AIDS WALK Charlotte continues to be the largest HIV fundraising walk in the Carolinas and since 1997 has raised over $3.3 million. The walk is roughly two miles long and takes the average person around 30 minutes to complete. This family affair fundraiser is open to all who want to participate and shows the compassion Charlotte has for our neighbors who lack full access to resources, health and wellness, and who suffer from HIV stigma yet today.
RAIN is one of the largest HIV nonprofits in the Carolinas providing direct client services and is widely recognized for its unique model and expertise in working with persons living with HIV and AIDS.
MISSION: RAIN empowers persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free.
VISION: RAIN envisions ending HIV in our community.
The Drop is a welcoming community-based safe space for young men of color who have sex with men where they are provided HIV education, prevention and essential support services.
Learn more by visiting www.carolinarain.org/thedrop.
Thanks to our generous and supportive corporate partners, we have several Match Days coming up in April 2023.
This is a great and easy way to double your fundraising efforts!
Last year, our Match Days were able to match a total of $31,592 in donations!
Thanks to support from Mecklenburg Co. Public Health, RAIN's newest initiative will hit the streets this March. This mobile testing unit will be helping our community end the HIV epidemic.
It will be at this year's walk so you will have the opportunity to check it out and get tested!