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    The 10th annual World AIDS Day Luncheon is an extraordinary event dedicated to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those living with HIV and those at risk. On Friday, December 1 our community will unite together at the Omni Charlotte Hotel to remember those lost, raise awareness about HIV and learn how RAIN is working on ending HIV in our own community.


    Your support matters because funds raised from the World AIDS Day Luncheon play a pivotal role in advancing RAIN’s mission.


    Join us for a day of enlightenment, empowerment, unity, and hope as we strive to create a world where every individual living with HIV receives the care, respect, and support they deserve. Together, we can empower persons living with HIV and those at risk to be healthy and stigma free!


    Friday, December 1

    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM


    Omni Charlotte Hotel

    132 E. Trade Street


    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. It's an opportunity for people worldwide to unit in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to commermorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.


    Over 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.


    Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in Mecklenburg County over 209 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.


    World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight stigma and improve education.

  • 2023 Table Hosts

    Jason Bradley

    Joyce Brooks

    Caldwell Presbyterian Church

    Betsy Conway


    Scott Crowder &

    John Locklear

    Valerie Daviees

    ViiV Healthcare

    Robert Dogens

    Chelsea Gulden


    Chad Hendry


    Jeanite Holloway


    Kamille Jones

    Mary Ann Largen

    Julie Lindberg

    Pete Mangum

    Barry Metzger

    Kimberly Owens

    Logan Pavkov

    Duke Energy

    Dale Pierce

    Rosedale Health+Wellness

    Brad Platt

    Duke Energy

    Cameron Pruett


    Lee Robertson

    Michael Roesler

    Andi Stevenson

    Mia Thompson


    Debbie Warren &

    Lane Rhodes

    Jameka Whitten


    Joe Wright

    Ernst & Young

  • Become a Table Host

    Serving as a Table Host is the perfect way for an individual to show their support for RAIN and our mission. If you are interested in being a table host please contact Joyce Brooks at 704-973-9819.

    Table Host Benefits

    • One table (10 seats) at the luncheon
    • Name listed in the event program
    • Name on the table
    • Customized fundraising page for your donors to support your efforts
    • Customized QR code for your table on the day of the luncheon
    • Option to connect your fundraising page to Facebook fundraisers and ask even more people to support your efforts
    • Tools to help you fundraise and recruit guests including tips, email templates, graphics and special requests
    • If you are a past host, RAIN can provide you with the names and contact information for your past guests
    • Invitation to attend RAIN's donor thank you celebration event
  • Hosting in 4 Easy Steps


    Sign Up

    Purchase your table of 10 for $500 ($450 tax deductible)


    Invite Friends

    Start inviting your guests to join you on December 1.


    Join Us

    Arrive at the Omni Charlotte by 11:15 to greet your guests.



    Use your personalized fundraising link to have your guests donate.

  • Presenting Sponsors

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  • Gold Sponsors

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  • Silver Sponsors

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  • Pharmaceutical Sponsors

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  • Awardees

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    Tito's Handmade Vodka

  • The Debbie Warren Leadership Award


  • 2022

    Tommy Feldman (Tyvola Design)

    CTRL Lifestyle Group


    Shelly Schoenfeld

    Twirl to the World Foundation


    Richard Gibbons


    Ramona Holloway & Matt Harris (The Matt & Ramona Show)



    Robert Dogens

    Myers Park Baptist Church


    Bishop Tonyia Rawls

    Warner Hall (Davidson College)


    Mary Dewalt

    Scott Crowder

    Farewell to Summer Foundation


    Jameka Whitten

    Rachel Sutherland


    Walt Kearns

    Lesa Kastanas

  • RAIN in 2022