Established in 1988, World AIDS Day, December 1, was the first global health day and honors the memory of those who've died from HIV. Each year since RAIN’s inception in 1992, we have paused to remember those lost and to unite as a community in the fight to stop the spread of the virus. In the early years, we gathered in holy places and on the street corners to read the names of those that had died. Several years ago, we began gathering for a luncheon, sharing news about RAIN, honoring local heroes in the HIV field and hearing from one personally touched by HIV.
The 2021 World AIDS Day Luncheon will be in-person on Thursday, December 2 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, at the Charlotte Marriott Center City (100 W. Trade Street). Our fundraising goal is $100,000 and 100% of which will provide programs and services for people living with HIV and those at risk right here in the Charlotte metro area.
Become a Table Host! You and nine of your friends, family or colleagues will enjoy lunch and an inspirational program about RAIN. Click here for more information.
Join the growing number of corporate sponsors who are steeping forward to show their compassion for the community. Click here for more information.
RAIN's Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to move forward with hosting RAIN's World AIDS Day Luncheon in person. COVID precautions for the event include a vaccine requirement for all guests, volunteers and patrons of the event. This year's luncheon will be a vaccinated only event. Our main concern is the safety and health of our guests and volunteers. We will continue to monitor regulations and recommendations on large event gatherings from local, state and national officials and adjust our plans accordingly.