The 4th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair
Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
The Red Pump Project invites you to the 4th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 in Charlotte, NC at the Levine Museum of the New South.
The Affair is a benefit gala, held annually on World AIDS Day, that effectively fuses fashion and philanthropy. The primary goal of this event is to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS among women. The affair also honors a prominent female leader in the community for her individual efforts to raise awareness and education with the coveted “Red Pump” Award. The affair will include live entertainment, a silent auction, runway show and more.
The Beneficiary– This year’s gala will provide monetary support to The Trinity Project, a program of Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN). www.carolinarain.org
So join us for a fantastic evening! Ladies, ROCK YOUR RED PUMPS! Gentlemen, ROCK YOUR RED TIES!
Parking for the event is complimentary and is available at the Seventh Street Station parking deck. Bring tickets in for validation.
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The Red Pump Project - Charlotte
The Red Pump Project™ raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Our mission is to promote HIV prevention through education, and open dialogue about the issues that surround sexual and reproductive health.
Founded in March 2009 by Luvvie Ajayi and Karyn Watkins, Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use the red shoe as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!™
To learn more, please visit www.theredpumpproject.org.
Charlotte, NC—November 20, 2012—Fashionable philanthropy will take center stage at the 4th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair to commemorate World AIDS Day in Uptown Charlotte. Known as the most fashionable cocktail party of the holiday season, The Red Pump Project-Charlotte in association with JSW Media Group has an extravagant evening of entertainment and education planned. This year’s Red Pump/Red Tie Affair will take place at Levine Museum of the New South (200 East Seventh Street) on December 1, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is a signature event for The Red Pump Project 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 2012 Red Pump/Red Tie Affair will go to The Trinity Project, a program of Regional AIDS Interfaith Network. One of the special features of the evening is an awards ceremony to honor a female community leader who has dedicated her time and energy to fighting the battle against AIDS. Each year The Red Pump Award is given to a woman who personifies what The Red Pump Project is all about—delivering education and promoting awareness.
Two-time Emmy Award winning spoken word artist/voice actor Bluz and media personality A Dot, who produces Power 98’s Morning Maddhouse, Charlotte’s number one radio morning show will co-host this year’s festivities. Fashion Connoisseur Ryan Jor El will host the red carpet, interviewing guests as they arrive in style. A new element this year is the creation of a social media lounge, hosted by blogger and media personality Christen Rochon, publisher of DivasandDorks.com. Guests will enjoy a live performance by singer/songwriter Jessica S. Macks, music by DJ Tequila and a “Play Safe” fashion show featuring the collections of Vivian B Boutique, Blank Canvas, Figure of Speech (F.O.S), Infinite Style, and more. Wardrobe styling is courtesy of Kyle Murray, dupp&swat and Joel “Mr. Baang.” Attendees will even have the opportunity to do some early holiday shopping in a silent auction, where one hundred percent of the proceeds are donated to charity.This is what makes The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair Charlotte’s “can’t miss” cocktail party for the fourth year in a row. Expect surprises, special guests and an overall fantastic time.
The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is sponsored by JSW Media Group, Dr. Kim Blanding, CBLPath, Inc., Charlotte STYLE Magazine, Winston Salem State University, Charlotte Seen, The UPS Store (#1247), Blach Collar Ent., Media Arts Collective, Blush Inc., Cherry Glam Boutique, Interior Motives, Alex Jones, Bentala Salon, Wilson Secret Tickets, J Model Executives and Renaissance reBrand. General Admission is $35.00 per person. Red pumps and red ties are strongly encouraged. Remember, “Awareness is Always In Style.”™ Tickets are available online at www.2012redpumpredtieaffair.eventbrite.com or in person at Wilson Secret Tickets, 901 N. Tryon Street Suite F in Uptown Charlotte.