Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
The fifth annual RED is the Night fundraiser, which is the Aunt Rita’s Foundation largest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Walter Where?House, 702 N. 21st Ave, in Phoenix.
Presented by Mail-Meds Clinical Pharmacy, the theme for this year’s event is “An Evening in Wonderland: A Costume Ball,” according to a press release. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner and dancing. A VIP reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. Dress code is cocktail attire or dressing to the Alice in Wonderland theme.
RED is the Night co-chairs are Becky and Dr. Dan Lieberman, a retired neurosurgeon who owns and operates the Phoenix Spine and Joint ambulatory surgery centers. 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 nonprofit organizations through more than $2 million in grants.