Philanthropy

Fundraiser dance for HIV support foundation Oct. 1

Aunt Rita’s Foundation RED is the Night costume ball

Posted 7/12/22

The fifth annual RED is the Night, the largest fundraiser of the year for Aunt Rita’s Foundation, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at Walter Where?House, 702 N. 21st Avenue in …

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Philanthropy

Fundraiser dance for HIV support foundation Oct. 1

Aunt Rita’s Foundation RED is the Night costume ball

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The fifth annual RED is the Night, the largest fundraiser of the year for Aunt Rita’s Foundation, will be held 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."

Individual ticket prices range from $250–$1,250 depending upon associated benefits, according to a press release. Table sponsorships start at $2,400 for a table of eight with party favors and sponsorship opportunities available.

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 the Alice in Wonderland theme.

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.

RED is the Night supports Aunt Rita’s programs and philanthropy, the release stated. 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.

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 nonprofit organizations through more than $2 million in grants.

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.

For more information, visit redisthenight.org and auntritas.org. For sponsorship information and opportunities, email victor@auntritas.org.

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