Blagojevich, Daley Serving As Honorary Co-Chairs of

Fri. September 5, 2003 12:00 AM

Event to be held Saturday, September 20, at Grant Park's Museum Campus.

Chicago, IL - Illinois Gov. Rod Blogejevich and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley have signed on as honorary co-chairs on this year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Saturday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Grant Park's Museum Campus, Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Rd. In addition, 76 other elected public officials have agreed to serve as members of the Run & Walk's honorary committee.

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will also feature pre-event, route and post-event music entertainment as well as a "Health Expo" featuring 20 local organizations that provide health, legal, prevention and other services to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Registration materials, including team packets, pledge forms, brochures and materials to promote this year's Run & Walk, can be obtained by visiting or calling the AIDS Foundation of Chicago at 312.922.2322. Advance per-person registration is $20; on-site is $25.

Registration materials are also available at Walgreens, Starbucks, Jewel-Osco and Noodles & Company locations throughout Chicagoland.

Run & Walk proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago's grant-making program. Since 1988, AFC—the largest source of HIV/AIDS philanthropic support in the Midwest—has provided nearly $13 million to area HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy groups.