Aunt Rita’s Foundation has been pursuing since 2005 its mission to end HIV in Arizona. With our basic principle of “By the Community and For the Community” we collaborate with all Arizona HIV Service Organizations philanthropically supporting their critical services while forging unique partnerships at state and local governments, as well as private corporations. Aunt Rita’s Foundation has provided more than $2,000,000 in grant funding in support of critical HIV prevention and treatment programs throughout Arizona.  Read more below on our annual events.

RED is the Night

September 2022

RED is the Night is Aunt Rita’s entertainment fundraiser that features wonderful entertainment that will make you laugh and tap your toes! This year’s RED is the Night on Saturday, September 25th welcomes you to the beautiful Phoenix Art Museum for a celebratory night of with entertainment from Thelma Houston. Enjoy tantalizing cocktails at our hosted bar and appetizing bites as you socialize in the garden. For dinner, join us in the main hall for a carefully crafted plated meal and a dazzling performance by Disco star Thelma Houston!

Your generous support for RED is the Night provides funding for our 14 partner agencies to provide critical HIV services in Arizona. It also combats HIV stigma and creates a safer, healthier community

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World AIDS Day

Picnic in the Park

December 3, 2022 

Aunt Rita’s has created a new World AIDS Day event that is accessible for our community members, partner agency workers, and all of you who support us throughout the year. The inaugural World AIDS Day Picnic in the Park will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

World AIDS Day is an annual day to raise awareness for the fight against HIV, honor the loved ones lost to the epidemic, and celebrate the advances in treatment and prevention that move us closer to ending the epidemic. Aunt Rita’s Picnic in the Park brings the community together to commemorate World AIDS Day, and the breathtaking National AIDS Memorial Quilt displays can be viewed just steps away.

We invite you to join us for this special day, and more details will come in early 2022!

Aids Walk Arizona & 5K Run

AIDS Walk Arizona

February 19, 2022 1:00 pm

Tempe Beach Park

AIDS Walk Arizona is the largest gathering in Arizona to advance the cause of HIV & AIDS funding and awareness. The event elevates awareness and raises funds through an educational and fun community-wide event. It is the flagship event of the central Arizona HIV/AIDS community, catalyzing awareness, education, and support. All proceeds are returned to Aunt Rita’s member agencies to support the vital services they provide.

Walkers in this event can register as an individual, form a team, or donate to walkers to help them reach their fundraising goal. All participants will enjoy the entertainment featured at the event and the AIDS Walk Health and Wellness Festival.

Join us on Saturday, February 19, 2022 for the AIDS Walk Arizona 5K Walk & Run at Tempe Beach Park. More information to come.