Carolinas CARE 5k
5K run at McApline Creek Greenway to benefit Carolinas CARE Partnership. Free t-shirts for all runners. Finisher medals (new this year!) Fast, beautiful course, great cause, music, refreshments! Carolinas CARE Partnership is a 501-c-3 organization which works to prevent the spread of HIV and provides housing, medical case management, access to care, and supportive services for people living with HIV.
The Mission of the Carolinas CARE Partnership is:
To foster and to ensure a regional approach to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and to meet with compassion and dignity the needs of those affected by the disease.
More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 6 (15.8%) are unaware of their infection. In the State of NC, over 36,000 and in Mecklenburg County, over 6,000 individuals are living with HIV/AIDS.
Carolinas CARE Partnership has been a community partner in the fight to connect not only those living with HIV/AIDS with the critical resources they need but also educate those potentially at risk about prevention.
- Free and confidential HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis C counseling, testing and referrals
- Community education
- Medical case management
- Housing information services
- Housing assistance with supportive services.
- Mobile testing unit that takes our HIV testing program to to 13 counties in the Charlotte metro region
Since 1990, Carolinas CARE Partnership is committed to prevention and serving those living with HIV and AIDS now through our programs and services and to being a part of a solution for a future without HIV/AIDS.