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World of Chocolate returns Dec. 5
2019-11-07

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The World of Chocolate Fundraiser for AIDS Foundation of Chicago sets sail on December 5. Chicago's premier World AIDS Day event raises funds and awareness for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

WHAT: Join the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) for World of Chocolate, Chicago's leading World AIDS Day event, on Thursday, December 5. The signature event is hosted at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood and raises vital funds and awareness for AFC. Chocolatiers from over 20 of Chicago's best restaurants, hotels and bakeries will showcase their signature sweet delicacies, savory bites and craft cocktails while competing for the evening's best creations, decided by a panel of celebrity judges. Please find the list of chocolatiers here: chocolate.aidschicago.org/chocolatiers/ .

Guests will enjoy a light buffet with premium bites, specialty cocktails, open bar, music, a raffle and punchboard with spectacular prizes galore.

This year's World of Chocolate evokes the glitz and glamour of a 1940s ocean liner cruise, and extravagantly nautical decor will be brought to guests by Kehoe Designs. To further exemplify this year's theme, AFC hosted World of Chocolate's October launch event at Her Majesty's residence of the British Consulate General Chicago.

"Each year, we come together to honor the past and raise funds and awareness to ultimately end the HIV epidemic. We hope you will enjoy this year's theme and set sail with us as we commemorate World AIDS Day at World of Chocolate," said Dustin Erikstrup, Senior Manager of Special Events at AFC.

In commemoration of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, this year's celebration will honor the local, national and global progress the HIV/AIDS community has made to end the epidemic. The movement has observed the Dec. 1 date as a global effort to increase public awareness, while promoting HIV-related programming and dialogue. Launched in 1988, the global event followed an international summit among health leaders who saw the need for a larger discussion on HIV/AIDS worldwide.

Funds raised through World of Chocolate support AFC's work to end new cases of HIV in Chicago and beyond. Proceeds from the event will help AFC advance its mission, which includes:

- Supporting efforts to house more than 1,000 Chicagoans each year.

- Providing more than 5,000 clients with case management services.

- Training hundreds of medical professionals about PrEP.

- Empowering AFC to provide policy leadership in state and federal health equity matters

- Collaborating with partners across the state to achieve Getting to Zero Illinois, a state-wide initiative to end new HIV transmissions in Illinois by 2030

WHEN: Thursday, December 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Revel Fulton Market

1215 W. Fulton Market

Chicago, IL 60607

TICKETS: For more information and to purchase tickets, call 312-334-0935 or visit https://chocolate.aidschicago.org/

General Admission: $145 ( includes one event ticket )

VIP Ticket: $245 ( includes one event ticket, exclusive VIP entrance and access to MILE HIGH Lounge with specialty cocktails and premium bites )

Bittersweet Bliss Ticket Package: $900 ( includes four event tickets, VIP access, name recognition on event website and electronic program )

Chocolate Ecstasy Ticket Package: $2,000 ( includes ten event tickets, VIP access, name recognition on event website and electronic program )

See event sponsors here: chocolate.aidschicago.org/sponsors/ .

—From a press release

About AFC

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago 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. Learn more at aidschicago.org .


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