AIDS WALK Charlotte 2022, celebrating 26 years, will be held in-person on Saturday, May 7 at the Wells Fargo Atrium & Plaza, in Uptown Charlotte. AIDS WALK Charlotte is the largest HIV fundraising walk in the Carolinas and has raised $3.1 million since 1997 to support people living with HIV and those at risk. Every dollar raised stays in Charlotte to provide funds for services and programs RAIN provides to our community.
AIDS WALK Charlotte is a family affair (kids and pets welcomed) and open to all who want to participate. The walk is roughly two miles long and takes the average person around 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.