Attendees will mingle on the red carpet and socialize during the cocktail hour with special invited guests including some of Charlotte’s notable entrepreneurs, philanthropists, media personalities, socialites and tastemakers. The Red Pump Project will “party with a purpose” to raise awareness and funds. Ticket prices range from $40.00 to $75.00 per person. Cocktail attire is required. Red pumps and red ties are strongly encouraged.
The evening will also honor a female community leader who has dedicated her time and energy to fighting the battle against HIV/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. Past honorees include Hannah Stutts (2015), Rev. Deborah C. Warren (2014) Tarsha’ Hamilton (2013), Geneva Galloway (2012), Joanne Stevenson Jenkins (2011), Dee Dee Richardson (2010) and DeVondia Roseborough (2009).
Guests will also enjoy a cocktail hour with light hors d'oeuvres and beverages from BAREFOOT Wine and Bubbly and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, a runway show featuring local independent fashion designers, and a silent auction where 100 percent of proceeds will benefit those living right here in the Queen City through a variety of programming initiatives planned for 2017, including one of Red Pump’s most popular programs Cupcakes and Condoms.
The 8th Annual Red Pump/Red Tie Affair is sponsored by JSW Media Group, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, BAREFOOT Wine and Bubbly, CTM Casting, James Lester, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, National Coalition of 100 Black Women (Queen City Metropolitan Chapter), Carolina STYLE Magazine, Media Arts Collective, GoodEye Media, LLC and Suite929.tv. For interviews and other media inquiries, contact Jameka Whitten at Jameka@redpump.org or 704.965.3297. To learn more about Red Pump, visit www.redpump.org.