We are dedicated to the elimination of, and suffering from, HIV and AIDS.

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How We Help

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Fundraising

Two of our signature fundraising events are AIDS Walk Arizona and 5K Run and SAVORlife, which raise critical funds to support our 16 member agencies. Our third signature event is RED Brunch that commemorates World AIDS Day and raises funds to sustain the organization. 

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Funding

We provide funding to 16 local HIV/AIDS Service Agencies that deliver an array of essential services to people living with HIV, as well as HIV testing and prevention programs. We fund each of our member agencies equally so we can broadly support the entire HIV service community. 

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Prevention

Our outreach and awareness campaigns through Project HIVAZ engage the general public to promote HIV prevention and testing. Eliminating the stigma of HIV infection is a key goal of these campaigns to enable honest discussions about HIV risk and transmission. 

Our Signature Events

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AIDS Walk AZ

Walk, Run, or Bark with 6,000 other people in Downtown Phoenix at the Largest HIV Fundraiser in the state of Arizona!

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SAVORlife

A collection of unique member-hosted events that raise money for 16 central Arizona HIV/AIDS services organizations.

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RED Brunch

Our annual Fundraising Gala Brunch, where we report on our successes of the year, and distribute funds to our member agencies.

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What They Say

"Aunt Rita’s carries the fight against this horrible disease to the front line. Aunt Rita’s is only focused on HIV and makes material differences in 11 separate serviced-based groups that served those who would otherwise be underserved and overlooked."
Rita Bostick & Joy Ramsey
"Walgreens and Aunt Rita's have worked closely together over the past several years to leverage our combined assets to raise community awareness on HIV/AIDS. Year after year we have enjoyed collaborating on many fronts in the truest essence of partnership."
Brian Sizemore PharmD, MSPharm, MBA | Walgreens
"With the money provided by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, the Bill Holt Clinic hosted a Girl and Boy Retreat in October 2015 for teenage girls and boys aged 15 to 18 years... (it) would not have been possible but for the funding received from Aunt Rita’s Foundation."
Amy Edmonds | Bill Holt Clinic
"It is through monies from Aunt Rita’s Foundation that CPLC LUCES is able to provide individuals living with HIV quality patient care and target the Latino community with services that are proven to be effective through evidenced based research and practice."
Duvia Lozano | Chicanos Por La Causa
"Funds from Aunt Rita’s Foundation fills gaps in places when government funding could or would not- allowing us to purchase the extra items necessary to consistently offer quality services to the communities in which we work."
RJ Shannon | Native Health

Our Blog

On PrEP - An indication of your sexual behavior?

Many articles have been written about PrEP since it became available in 2012, and many of those articles have promoted the use of PrEP and many others have criticized the use of it, branding the users as “sluts”.