5TH ANNUAL RED IS THE NIGHT FUNDRAISER, “AN EVENING IN WONDERLAND: A COSTUME BALL,” IS SATURDAY, OCT. 1
Mail-Meds Clinical Pharmacy is the Presenting Sponsor
PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 12, 2022): The fifth annual RED is the Night, the largest fund-raiser of the year for Aunt Rita’s Foundation, will fill the evening on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Walter Where-House, 702 N. 21st Avenue in Phoenix.
Presented by Mail-Meds Clinical Pharmacy, the theme for this year’s event is “An Evening in Wonderland: A Costume Ball.” Other sponsors are Bank of America and Spectrum Medical – Dinner and Dessert Sponsors; Walgreens, Sonora Quest Laboratories, Mercy Care, Phoenix Fast-Track Cities, Genoa Healthcare, All of Us Research Program, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Hensley Beverage Company– End the Stigma Sponsors; and ION Arizona and Phoenix Pride – Friends of Aunt Rita’s Sponsors.
Individual ticket prices range from $250-$1250 depending upon associated benefits. Table sponsorships start at $2400 for a table of eight with party favors and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit redisthenight.org. For sponsorship information and opportunities, email [email protected].
RED is the Night co-chairs are Becky and Dr. Dan Lieberman, a retired neurosurgeon, who own and operate Phoenix Spine and Joint ambulatory surgery centers.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner and dancing. A VIP reception takes place from 5-6 p.m. Dress code is cocktail attire or dressing to the Alice in Wonderland theme.
RED is the Night supports Aunt Rita’s programs and philanthropy. Among the programs are
• the Positive Empowerment Youth Retreat for youth who are HIV positive
• the Diversity and Cultural Council to assist minority populations who are newly diagnosed and to advise on best practices to lower incidence rates in our highest-risk communities, and
• HIV and Aging initiatives to provide support and eliminate isolation for our community members aged 50 and over who are living with HIV representing half of the HIV population.
With roots in Phoenix since 1988, Aunt Rita’s Foundation is dedicated to the elimination of and suffering from HIV and AIDS through collaborations with Arizona HIV service organizations and local and statewide government agencies. Aunt Rita’s Foundation helps fund HIV programs at 14 non-profit organizations through more than $2 million in grants.
For more information about Aunt Rita’s Foundation, visit www.auntritas.org.
About Aunt Rita’s Foundation
In our mission to end HIV in Arizona, Aunt Rita’s quietly began in 1988 with our first fundraising bake sale. Since then, Aunt Rita’s Foundation has provided millions of dollars to HIV programs and prides itself as the “Connector of the HIV Community” with gap-filling programs that include testing and collaborative initiatives. Partner agencies include Ebony House, The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, CAN Community Health, Chicanos Por La Causa LUCES Program, HEAL International, HIV Care Directions, Valleywise Health, one n ten, Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Southwest Center, Shot in the Dark, Southwest Recovery Alliance and Terros Health. Aunt Rita’s distributes free Home HIV oral swap test kits through GetTestedAz.org and provides vouchers for confidential clinical testings at 100 Safeway stores and Sonora Quest locations statewide. Aunt Rita’s signature fund-raising events are AIDS Walk Arizona and RED is the Night and will commemorate World AIDS Day with a community-oriented Picnic in the Park. Aunt Rita’s Foundation also works with the Arizona Department of Health Services to increase awareness and education about HIV/AIDS statewide through HIVAZ.ORG. For more information, visit www.auntritas.org or call (602) 882-8675.