Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-09-01
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Proceeds from 30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago to help 26 HIV/AIDS organizations
--From a press release
2021-09-22

This article shared 558 times since Wed Sep 22, 2021
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO — On Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m., more than 1,700 advocates and supporters will gather safely at Soldier Field to participate in the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago (ARWC) to support individuals living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. Presented by AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC), proceeds from the event will directly benefit AFC and 26 community organizations (full list below) as part of the CommunityDirect grant program, which aims to provide financial support to organizations that provide essential programs and services to Chicagoans who are living with and vulnerable to HIV and AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

"For many of our clients, we are their lifeline and they often look to our organization as their next of kin. The unrestricted funds raised through AIDS Run & Walk Chicago will allow us to financially support our clients in ways we're unable to through government funding, especially during COVID, such as providing starter kit items, emergency relocation services and more," said Arick Buckles, case manager at Chicago House & Social Service Agency, one of the 26 CommunityDirect beneficiaries. "Our team is actively working to raise funds because we know the importance of these funds and the positive impact it can have on our clients and wider community."

Since the event was established in 1991, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago has drawn more than 23,000 advocates and raised more than $5.5 million to battle the epidemic. Through the CommunityDirect program, which launched in 2005, each organization receives up to 92% of the funds their team raises as unrestricted funding to continue actively working towards Getting to Zero, a state-wide initiative to end the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030.

The deadline to pre-register for the in-person event at Soldier Field is Monday, Sept. 27. As previously announced, AFC will require proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours for all in-person participants; masks are not required but encouraged. The organization will offer free onsite Pfizer BioNtech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (limited quantity available), hand sanitizer, individual bottled water and single-serve foods. The event will also feature performances from the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Jesse White Tumblers and more and will conclude at 1 p.m. when the top finisher and top fundraiser awards will be announced.

For those unable to participate in-person, AFC is offering accessible options including remote participation via RunGo — a virtual smartphone app to help track participation anywhere and anytime or virtually by donating from home ($50 min.) and following the race live via AFC's Facebook page. To pre-register by the September 27 deadline or learn more information, visit aidsrunwalk.org or call 312-334-0953.

2021 CommunityDirect Partners

Agape Missions, NFP

AMITA Health Housing & Health Alliance (#TeamAlliance)

Above & Beyond

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Center on Halsted

Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus

Chicago Dancers United

Chicago House & Social Service Agency

Chicago Recovery Alliance

CCHIP - Cook County HIV Integrated Programs

Erie Family Health Centers

Esperanza Health Centers

Howard Brown Health Center

Legal Council for Health Justice

Lurie Children's SID

Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation/"Michael Reese Care Program"

Mother & Child Alliance

Making A Daily Effort (MADE) / Nefuse

The Night Ministry

Open Door Health Center of Illinois

Pride Action Tank

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

Season of Concern

Transforming Re-Entry Services (MWIPM)

University of Chicago/CCHE

Sinai Health System

About AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)

For 36 years, AFC has led the fight to create health equity and justice for people living with and disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. AFC brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC is committed to working with policymakers and service providers to increase funding for prevention services and programs that work.

AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. AFC aspires to create a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. More at: https://www.aidschicago.org/


This article shared 558 times since Wed Sep 22, 2021
facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

SPORTS Red Stars top KC 2-1 on Fan Appreciation Night
2021-10-17
On the team's Fan Appreciation Night (Oct. 16) at SeatGeek Stadium, the Chicago Red Stars (10-8-5) defeated Kansas City (3-13-6) 2-1 in NWSL action. The Red Stars scored behind an own-goal from Kansas City's Kristen Edmonds ...


Gay News

SPORTS Sky one win from first WNBA title after routing Phoenix
2021-10-16
On Oct. 15 at Wintrust Arena, the Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury by 36 points (86-50)—the largest margin of victory in a WNBA Finals game—to take a two-to-one series lead in the best-of-five series. The ...


Gay News

SPORTS Sky's Vandersloot named to All-WNBA Second Team
2021-10-15
Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has been named to the 2021 All-WNBA Second Team, per a team press release. This is the fourth consecutive season and fifth time overall Vandersloot is an All-WNBA honoree. It also ...


Gay News

SPORTS Blackhawks drop season opener against Colorado
2021-10-14
On Oct. 13, the Chicago Blackhawks fell in an early hole and couldn't recover, falling 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche in the season opener. Colorado scored thrice in the first 10 minutes of play, which proved ...


Gay News

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars power past Orlando 1-0
2021-10-14
The Chicago Red Stars, behind an early Kealia Watt goal and a clean sheet from Cassie Miller, defeated the Orlando Pride at home (Bridgeview's SeatGeek Stadium) Oct. 13 by a score of 1-0. During the game's ...


Gay News

SPORTS Chicago Sky lose in OT to Phoenix; finals tied at 1-1
2021-10-14
On Oct. 13, the Chicago Sky fell to the Phoenix Mercury 91-86 in overtime in game two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Phoenix's Footprint Center. Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot dished out a team-high 20 points ...


Gay News

SPORTS White Sox eliminated from playoffs
2021-10-13
The Chicago White Sox's season has ended. The Houston Astros advanced to their fifth consecutive American League Championship Series on Oct. 12 by defeating the White Sox 10-1 at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field in game four ...


Gay News

SPORTS Raiders coach resigns after anti-LGBTQ, racist emails surface
2021-10-12
Following recent articles in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times detailing the use of racist, homophobic and misogynistic terms by Jon Gruden in emails reportedly dating back to 2010, he has resigned as Las ...


Gay News

SPORTS Chicago Red Stars fall to OL Reign 3-2
2021-10-11
Mallory Pugh returned to the scoresheet with a first half goal and Tatumn Milazzo scored her first career NWSL (National Women's Soccer League) goal in the second. However, the Chicago Red Stars fell to the OL ...


Gay News

SPORTS Chicago Sky win first game of WNBA finals
2021-10-10
The Chicago Sky are going into game two of the WNBA finals with a 1-0 series lead after defeating the Phoenix Mercury 91-77 in an away game on Oct. 10. The Sky had six players in double figures (all five starters ...


Gay News

SPORTS Chicago Sky win, advance to first finals since 2014
2021-10-07
The Chicago Sky are headed to the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2014, as the team defeated the Connecticut Sun 79-69 in game four of the 2021 WNBA playoff semifinals on Oct. 6 to win the series three to ...


Gay News

HHS awards $2.21B in FY2021 for HIV care, support services, medication
2021-10-05
--From a press release - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced approximately $2.21 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding for cities, counties, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year ...


Gay News

30th Annual AIDS Run & Walk raises more than $400K
2021-10-06
CHICAGO — More than 1,800 advocates, community partners, runners, walkers, volunteers, staff members and more gathered at Soldier Field on Oct. 2 for the 30th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. The event raised approximately $420,000 ...


Gay News

Chicago Sky player named to WNBA All-Rookie Team
2021-10-05
Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans has been selected to the 2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team. Evans is joined on the squad by Aari McDonald (Atlanta Dream), Michaela Onyenwere (New York Liberty), Charli Collier (Dallas Wings) and DiDi ...


Gay News

Illinois HIV Care Connect launches HIV Innovation campaign
2021-10-05
On Oct. 5, Illinois HIV Care Connect launched its HIV Innovation web and social-media campaign, showcasing several Illinois HIV initiatives that are helping to prevent or treat HIV more effectively. Articles about five initiatives so far ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 

Sponsor


Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.