While funds are still being solicited and collected for the 2015 Chicago AIDS Run & Walk, the event was held under beautiful skies Sept. 26 and already has raised more than $375,000.
The annual event raises money in support of AIDS Foundation of Chicago and 35 HIV/AIDS beneficiaries, which receive 90 percent of the agency's fundraising.
All money raised is considered "unrestricted" and can be used to support HIV/AIDS programs and services not fully funded by grants.
The Opening Ceremony featured music and dance, and a loud call for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to provide full funding for HIV and AIDS services. MC was once again media personality Dean Richards, a longtime AIDS Run & Walk supporter. AFC Executive Director John Peller also addressed the crowd.
There was also a display of NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt panels.
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