This year the Stronger Together Luncheon to recognize Word AIDS Day has been scheduled by RAIN for Friday, December 4, 2015. The luncheon will be held at the Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 East Trade Street in Charlotte. Those interested in attending may contact Jim Weiner at 704-973-9819 for information about tickets for this event.
Every year World AIDS Day is recognized on the first day of December. This day is used to bring awareness to the growing numbers of those with HIV/AIDS, as well as how people are living with the disease. Some may recall that the first World AIDS Day was in 1988.
Those interested in holding their own fundraiser for RAIN can contact Alan Holmes at 704-973-9817 for more information. Alan Holmes may also be contacted concerning the luncheon being held on December 4, 2015. Details about various fund raising efforts individuals may want to attempt are also given on the RAIN website.
With as many as 56,000 Americans alone being estimated to be newly infected with AIDS each year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers more details for readers about this disease. According to statistics gathered by the federal government, Mecklenburg County has a higher number of HIV/AIDS cases than some areas. Anyone wanting a local contact group for support might turn to RAIN for assistance.
Please note that the video shared here is from 2014, therefore days mentioned are different than they are for other years. However, the date of December 1 is World AIDS Day each year.
RAIN is an acronym for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. Those wishing to make a donation to assist RAIN in their efforts may do so online. Individuals who would like to join RAIN will find details about doing this on the website.