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AFCA Takes Fundraising Up a Notch in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC will host it's first Climb Up Charlotte, raising funds for children affected and infected by AIDS.

Harrisburg, PA, October 29, 2009 --( On November 6th and 7th, the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA, will host the Climb Up in Charlotte event in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of the foundation’s annual Climb Up So Kids Can Grow Up charity series of events. This fundraising program challenges participants to engage in activities such as hiking, climbing, running, and cycling to raise awareness and donations for children affected with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Climb Up in Charlotte will include a variety of exciting events. November 6th will be the debut of “A Taste in NoDa”, an evening of music, food and wine tasting, and an auction at the Neighborhood Theatre in the North Davidson St. Arts District of Charlotte. Restaurants from NoDa and surrounding areas will provide sample tastings, along with wine samples from local wineries. There will be live music to accompany the auction, which will feature prizes such as a three night VIP Napa Valley tour, Ritz Carlton Caribbean or Mexico trip with airfare, a Hot Air Balloon Ride, a ride with a NASCAR driver, African placemats, spa treatments, a wedding photographic package, and a signed baseball by Barack Obama. Doors open with food service at 6pm, music from 7pm-12pm, and the auction going from 7-10pm. Tickets ($5) will be available at the door and all proceeds go towards saving children in Africa.

November 7th takes us to the main host of the event, Inner Peaks Climbing Center for a day of fun climbing and exercise activities. Classes offered include an introductory climbing class, climbing training, Warrior’s Way Espresso Mental Fitness class, yoga, and self rescue classes. They will also offer other services such as massages, chiropractic assessments, an open climbing competition, food, and raffles. Featuring a brand new yoga space and many renovations, Inner Peaks is proud to partner with AFCA, knowing that the lives of children will be changed while people have fun.

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AFCA is a non-profit organization that helps HIV+/AIDS children and their guardians in sub-Saharan Africa who have no other access to aid. AFCA provides critical AIDS and related medications, medical equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements, and emergency supplies that are requested by the institutions in its targeted areas. Currently, AFCA is working in Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zimbabwe.

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American Foundation For Children with AIDS
Tanya Weaver
(717) 489.0206

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