AIDS Run & Walk Chicago: Saturday October 1

Tue. September 6, 2011 4:49 AM

aids run & walk chicago, 2010

photo credit // anthony meade

30th annual AIDS Run & Walk features 5K/10K runs and 5K walk

Chicago, IL - AIDS Run & Walk Chicago, the Windy City's high-profile annual fundraiser that combats HIV/AIDS, takes place on Saturday, October 1, at Columbus and Balbo in Grant Park.

Proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the programs/services of more than 125 local HIV/AIDS organizations. Start time is 8:30 a.m.

This year marks an HIV/AIDS milestone as 2011 is the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's first official recognition of the disease.

The event features a 10K run, 5K run and 5K walk. AIDS Run & Walk Chicago features plenty of on-site entertainment, and a Health & Fitness Village hosted and sponsored by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Thousands are expected to participate. This includes a large contingent of corporate teams as well as those formed by local high schools and colleges.

Since it was established in 2001, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has netted more than $3 million to battle the epidemic.

Registration is $25 in advance; $30 on-site.

To register as an individual or team, and for more on the forthcoming entertainment lineup, please visit www.aidsrunwalk.org or call 312.334.0946.

From Press Release
 

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