What Are Your Plans for World AIDS Day 2010?

For the second year in a row I'll be at the 2nd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair to commemorate World AIDS Day 2010 and give honor to the people who are working hard in our community to fight for HIV/AIDS Education and promoting Awareness.  We are dying people, we are dying from this disease when we do have to.  If you are in Charlotte, I urge you to support this event.  Yeah, it's a fashionable cocktail party, but more than that---it is a cause, a movement to make someone's life better.  Helping us help our beneficiary Regional AIDS Interfaith Network may just save someone's life.  Maybe they will get the education needed to make smarter choices to live a longer, safer life. 

Support The Red Pump Project-Charlotte, RAIN and the fight against AIDS.  Know your status...get tested, and don't forget to "Rock the Red (tm)."



Contact Information:

Brittani Menina
Charlotte Ambassador
The Red Pump Project
Direct/Mobile: 228.343.2134
RedPumpCharlotte@theredpumpproject.com



The 2nd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair Commemorating World AIDS Day 2010

“Awareness Is Always In Style” tm





Charlotte, NC—November 24, 2010— Get ready for Charlotte’s most fashionable cocktail party of the season—all for a great cause. JSW Media Group in partnership with The Red Pump Project-Charlotte is proud to host The 2nd Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair: A World AIDS Day Gala on December 1, 2010 at the Historic Palmer Building (2601 East Seventh Street near Uptown Charlotte) from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening will feature an awards ceremony honoring Dee Dee Richardson who serves as the Prevention for Positives Coordinator for Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) and is a formidable AIDS Activist in the Charlotte community. Richardson’s story is one of true triumph and inspiration. The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is a signature event for The Red Pump Project (www.theredpumpproject.com) to help further its mission to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, ensuring that women are empowered with accurate knowledge about HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it. A portion of the proceeds from the 2010 Red Pump/Red Tie Affair will be donated to RAIN for all of the great work they do in our community.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres by Chef Jay Executive Chef of Chateau Noir (who will also perform a live cooking demo), dessert from Southern Cake Queen, smooth jazz by 5th and York, spoken word performances by Respect The Mic Slam team, photography by visual artist Naya'Hri Zaire-Suhalia, DJ Tequila on the turntables, and a “Rock The Red” fashion show featuring the collections of eco-chic line Amendment Clothing (Charlotte, NC); Nationalities Beauty Firm will present two Atlanta-based Fashion Designers and an online fashion boutique: A.N.A.M Clothing-Anastasia Southwick, Fashenelle by Shenelle Evans and Crystyles Boutique. Charlotte-based Oomph Boutique will also preview the latest in chic contemporary women’s wear. Patrick Marsh (Celebrity Make Up Artist) and Katrice Thompkins (Celebrity/Master Stylist)—both represented by Nationalities Beauty Firm—will be providing their services for the fashion show. Additionally, nationally recognized and award winning Lockstar Salon is a proud hair and make-up sponsor for the affair. All of these elements will make The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair Charlotte’s “can’t miss” cocktail party for the second year in a row. Talk show host and media personality T. Strong (Fox News Charlotte, Paper Dolls Radio, StyleMayvin.com) along with legendary Hip Hop artist Special Ed will co-host this year’s evening of fashionable philanthropy. District Court Judge Donald Cureton and 2009 Red Pump Honoree DeVondia Roseborough are also scheduled to be in attendance.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction; some silent auction sponsors include: Flawless Make Up Art, Masterful Meals On a Natural Note, Relationship Success Source, Emerson Joseph, William Wilson Clothing, The Intro Matchmakers, the|FASHION HOUSE and more.

Some items available for sale include: a framed 8x10 photo of Masters Champions: Nicklaus, Palmer, & Woods with Masters Patch; Marilyn Monroe "NYC" Vintage Framed Photograph, Resort Vacation for Two, 2011 Tony Awards Package for Two, one of a kind jewelry from red carpet/celebrity designer Darrell Roach, NCAA Actual Court Piece with 2009 Tournament Bracket and other notable items. There is something for everyone so come ready to shop for a cause.

The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is sponsored by The Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Kim Blanding, Kingdom Development, Inc., The UPS Store (#1247), No Grease Barber Shop, the
FASHION HOUSE, Lockstar Salon, Nationalities Beauty Firm, and The Body Shop. Media partners include: Charlotte Seen, Charlotte STYLE Magazine, Charlotte Vibe, Celebrity Power Magazine, DEPR Communications, Metro Proponent News, Yelp Charlotte and Wise Magazine.

To purchase tickets visit www.2010redpumpredtieaffair.eventbrite.com. General admission is $45.00 per person purchased in advance and $60.00 at the door. Cocktail attire is required, red pumps and red ties are strongly encouraged. Remember, “Awareness is Always In Style.” ™

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About The Red Project Collective™
The Red Project Collective™ is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on minority communities (women, people of color, LGBT). Through its’ initiatives, The Red Pump Project™ (aimed at women and girls) and The Red Tie Project™ (aimed at men and boys), The Collective is doing work online and on the ground to motivate action and encourage dialogue about the effects of the disease. To learn more, please visit www.theredpumpproject.com.



About RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network)
RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) offers a holistic approach to care that supports the spiritual, physical, mental, and social wellness of all that are affected by HIV and AIDS. We offer services for consumers such as medical case management, psychosocial support, chaplaincy support, and support groups for young adults; we also offer awareness and educational programs, clergy and congregational resources, and minority programs for the larger community. www.carolinarain.org



About JSW Media Group
JSW Media Group is dedicated to providing the most personalized, professional and creative consultation services. We specialize in assisting individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations with all of their communication, marketing and public relations needs. We are a full service brand management company. www.jswmediagroup.com.












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