WHAT: The AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) commemorates 30 years of action with the HIV/AIDS community during its 30th Year Gala, taking place at the Hilton Chicago on May 16.
The event marks a historic milestone for the organization, which has led the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Chicago metropolitan area since the early years of the epidemic. Thirty years later, AFC commemorates the work its community of supporters, advocates, service providers, and community organizations have done to reduce new HIV infections and provide support for the estimated 43,000 people living with HIV and AIDS in Illinois today.
Renowned actress Amy Landecker will be master of ceremonies, highlighting AFC's impact on HIV/AIDS in Chicago, Illinois and across the U.S. Landecker is known for her role in the Academy Award-nominated film A Serious Man and currently stars in Amazon's Golden Globe winning comedy series Transparent, which chronicles the lives of a Los Angeles family whose patriarch is transgender.
Guests at the 30th Year Gala will also enjoy live entertainment from a special performer ( to be announced next year ), specialty cocktails, dinner, dancing and a raffle with the chance to win luxury vacation packages.
Funds raised support AFC's continued mission to lead the charge against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic.
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 6 p.m. to Midnight
WHERE: Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
TICKETS: $500 per person. $5,000 per table.
For more information and to reserve tickets, call 312-334-0935
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) is a local, national and international leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. AFC collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy. To learn more, visit www.aidschicago.org .