AIDS Run & Walk Chicago unites residents in fight against HIV/AIDS Saturday, Sept. 28

Thu. September 26, 2013 1:18 PM by News Staff

aids run & walk chicago, 2012

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Annual event raises awareness and funds for life-saving HIV/AIDS care programs

Chicago, IL - More than 3,500 Chicago-area residents will lace up their running shoes to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS during the 12th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 28.

"Whether you run, walk, or support those who do," said David Ernesto Munar, AFC's president/CEO, "we hope you join us to honor those we've lost to AIDS and to stand with individuals still affected by the epidemic."

The event, one of the city's high-profile fundraisers to combat HIV/AIDS, will kick off at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, along Lake Shore Drive on Chicago Near South Side. The 5K and 10K courses will wind along the lakeshore.

Post-race entertainment will include a performance by '90s singing icon CeCe Peniston, famous for her dance hit "Finally."

Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will also be on display and free HIV testing will be available on site.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the opening ceremonies taking place at 8:45 a.m., races begin at 9:30 a.m. and post-race entertainment is slotted for 10:45 a.m.. Pre-registration for the event is closed, but those interested in walking or running can register the day of for $50.

Funds raised through the AIDS Run & Walk will benefit programs and services for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 35 other metropolitan organizations that provide life-saving services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Since it was established in 2001, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has netted more than $4 million to battle the epidemic.

For more information, visit or call 312-334-0946.