Charlotte, NC (November 1, 2012) – Know someone who is doing incredible work to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, education and prevention? The Red Pump Project-Charlotte is seeking nominations for its 2012 Red Pump Community Activist Award at the 4th annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair. Nominations are due by November 15, 2012.
The Red Pump Award is awarded annually to exceptional leaders doing productive and meaningful work for HIV/AIDS education and who have made substantial contributions to the community through their work. Candidates for the Red Pump Award must be residents of the Greater Charlotte Metropolitan area and should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishment in meeting the following selection criteria:
Must be a female activist in the HIV/AIDS community.
Cannot be a previous Red Pump Award recipient.
Must have a minimum of three continuous years of prevention and awareness efforts which strive to meet the challenges of HIV/AIDS and the issues surrounding it.
Past honorees include:
2009- DeVondia Roseborough is the author of “Put it on Paper,” a nonfiction memoir describing her life before HIV and after AIDS, and founder of The Rasberrirose Foundation, a 501c (3) nonprofit organization whose focus is to minister to teenage girls aged 10-18, struggling from self-esteem, with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness.
2010- 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.
2011- Joanne Stevenson Jenkins works with Hope Haven and The Women’s Well, A Support Group for Women Living with HIV. Jenkins has served for more than 30 years in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention, domestic violence and care of the chronically impoverished and homeless communities.
The Red Pump Award celebrates a prominent female leader in the Charlotte community for her individual efforts to raise HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness. The winner will be announced at the 4th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair on December 1, 2012, which is World AIDS Day.
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. A portion of the proceeds from the 2012 Red Pump/Red Tie Affair will be donated to The Trinity Project, a program of Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) for all of the great work they do in the community.
The Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is on December 1, 2012 from 7-10pm at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28202). To purchase tickets for the Affair, go to the Red Pump/Red Tie Affair eventbrite page.
For detailed nomination instructions for this award and further information about the event, please email us at [email protected]. For media inquiries and interview requests, call 704.261.5290 or email [email protected].