SOLDIER FIELD — Chicagoans will fundraise and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS-affected people across Chicago at Sunday’s 31st annual AIDS Run & Walk.
The event, which kicks off at Soldier Field, will benefit AIDS Foundation Chicago and 30 community partners that serve Chicagoans living with or at risk of HIV and other chronic illnesses, according to a news release. Seventeen of the 30 local recipients support primarily Black and Brown residents on the South and West sides.
This year’s program will include 5K and 10K runs, followed by a 5K Walk & Roll. Attendees can also visit the MolsonCoors Beer Garden, which will open midday.
Since its 1991 founding, the event has raised $6 million with the help of more than 24,500 participants, according to its website. Last year, the fundraiser drew 1,800 runners, walkers, volunteers and advocates.
The 2022 theme, Forward Together, seeks to focus on the future of advocacy for people vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. Guidelines to donate to or register for the event can be found on the AIDS Run & Walk Chicago website.
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