Rock the RED will also be a celebration of the first anniversary of The Red Pump Project, which was founded in March 2009 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
The event will begin with a “Happy Hour” at 6:00pm, and Rock the Red beginning promptly at 7:00pm. It will showcase the newest fashions by upcoming designers and boutiques from around the city.
Honoring Rae Lewis-Thornton
We will be honoring Emmy Award-winning HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thorntonwith the “Ultimate Red Pump Rocker” Award for being a LIVING LEGACY, and facing the disease with dignity, class and undeniable courage.
Appearing on the cover of Essence Magazine in 1994, telling her story “The Face of AIDS,” Rae has inspired countless people across the world. She has traveled worldwide in an unending crusade challenging stereotypes and myths around HIV/AIDS. In addition to being in Essence magazine, Rae has been featured in many publications: Ebony, Jet, O-The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, WOW, Lifelines, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, to name a few. Rae is also a licensed Baptist minister, with a Master of Divinity. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. For these reasons and COUNTLESS MORE…
Rae Lewis-Thornton is THE ULTIMATE RED PUMP ROCKER and a LIVING LEGACY!
So join us for a fantastic evening where we bring together social justice and fashion to Rock the RED BOLDLY, FASHIONABLY while being AWARE of the impact of HIV/AIDS on our community. http://rockred.eventbrite.com
Ladies, ROCK YOUR RED PUMPS!Gentlemen, ROCK YOUR RED TIES!
Awareness is always in style!
When: March 25, 2010
Where: Bottom Lounge; 1375 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL 60607