DOWNTOWN — A charity walk to fight addiction is coming to Soldier Field for the first time.
The Rise Up Against Addiction 5K will be held Saturday at the football stadium. The walk/run raises money for Shatterproof, a nonprofit that works to end the stigma around addiction, according to a news release.
The event will feature a Memorial Gallery with stories about loved ones lost to addiction, a space where people in recovery can come together to celebrate and listen to speakers who have been impacted by addiction.
The walk/run has been held in other cities, but this is its first time in Chicago. More than $175,000 has already been raised through the walk and about 1,100 people have said they’ll participate so far, according to Shatterproof’s website.
The walk is Saturday at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Drive. Speakers will talk at 9 a.m., and the run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration for walkers is free, but runner registration is $40 before the event or $50 the day of the event.