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They Walk to End Aids

Event kicks off Saturday Morning in Grant Park



    They Walk to End Aids

    More than 7,000 people will be running through the city Saturday for AIDS Run & Walk Chicago

    The event  kicks off at 10:00 a.m.  in Grant and features both 5K and 10K options, on-site entertainment, prizes for top fundraisers and a Health and Fitness Village.

    The roster of performers includes Chicago Spirit Brigade, R&B artist Adam Emil, Windy City Cowboys, the 95th Street Band, Cerque Rivera Dance Theater and more.  A trip for two to Europe is also among the prizes.

    All proceeds benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and more than 70 local AIDS organizations. 

    AIDS Run & Walk Chicago was established in 2001 and since then has netted more than $3 million to battle the epidemic.