AIDS WALK Charlotte 2024


Join us on Saturday, May 18, as we commemorate 28 years of AIDS WALK Charlotte, a powerful event that unites our community in the fight against HIV stigma and raises vital funds for RAIN.

For over three decades, RAIN has been at the forefront, empowering individuals living with HIV and those at risk, promoting health, and breaking down barriers of stigma and discrimination. Their services and programs provide essential support to those in need, with every dollar raised during the walk remaining right here in Charlotte to benefit the local community.

HIV affects everyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, and RAIN is committed to educating and advocating for all individuals impacted by this condition. Through their efforts, they strive for a greater understanding of HIV's impact and work towards a future free from stigma.

AIDS WALK Charlotte has consistently been the Carolinas' largest HIV fundraising walk since 1997, raising an impressive $3.3 million to date. The roughly two-mile walk can be completed in around 30 minutes, making it accessible to participants of all ages. As a family-oriented fundraiser, we welcome anyone who wishes to participate and show their compassion for our neighbors who face challenges in accessing resources and health services, particularly those affected by HIV stigma.

Let's stand together as a community and make a difference in the lives of those affected by HIV. Join AIDS WALK Charlotte and be part of the positive change we wish to see in our city. Together, we can create a future where everyone receives the care, support, and understanding they deserve.

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.