About AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
On June 6, 2009, the world will mark the 28th anniversary since the discovery of the virus that came to be known as AIDS. Even though medical advancements have changed AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic disease, we are still without a vaccine or a cure. In fact the CDC projects that each year nearly 60,000 Americans become infected with HIV – disproportionately impacting young minority communities and young gay males. With this, the need for sound and effective HIV/AIDS prevention, service, and policy programs are more critical than ever before.
Since its establishment in 2001, AIDS Run and Walk Chicago has raised more than $2 million net to fight HIV/AIDS. With your participation, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago can continue as a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS and support more than 150 Chicagoland HIV/AIDS service organizations whose work is so invaluable to this cause.
About the Beneficiaries
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; funds and coordinates prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champions effective and compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
Members of AFC’s Service Providers Council (SPC) will receive funding from AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2009 through the CommunityDirect Program. For more information on the SPC and CommunityDirect, click here.