Chicago’s Sweetest Party and Fundraiser, World of Chocolate Returns In-person
February 17, 2023 at Union Station 225 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60606
Tickets now on sale; funds raised will benefit AIDS Foundation Chicago’s fight to end the HIV epidemic by 2030
After a nearly three-year hiatus, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) proudly announces the return of its famed World of Chocolate fundraiser on Friday, February 17 at Union Station (225 S. Canal).This fun-filled event features a menu of light bites, uniquely crafted cocktails and global chocolate confections from Chicago’s top chefs and chocolatiers from notable restaurants, hotels and bakeries—such as Chef Enrique Cortez, CH Distillery, Vanille Patisserie, Noir d’Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie, JoJo’s ShakeBAR and more (a full list will be announced at a later date).
Guests will have the chance to purchase raffle tickets to be entered into a drawing for several prizes, including travel packages and hotel accommodations. Additionally, guests can further their impact through AFC’s donation punchboard to receive on the board a mystery prize of equal or greater value to donations. All prizes are donated by local Chicago businesses.
Tickets are now on sale for the general public online here. Proceeds from the event will support AFC advance its mission of mobilizing communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV, including the Getting To Zero Illinois initiative of ending the HIV epidemic in Illinois by 2030.
Since its 2001 inception, World of Chocolate has raised over $2.5 million to fund AFC’s vit al HIV/AIDS community services and programs.
Day One: Thursday, September 22. 2022 (10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.)
Day Two: Friday, September 23. 2022 (10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.)
The CDC estimates that nearly half of all people with HIV in the United States are at least 50 years old. Despite the increasing number of adults aging with HIV, the complex and distinct needs of this population are rarely addressed by HIV and aging services or in policies and research. AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) is hosting a two-part educational symposium for service and medical providers, community members, and other allied stakeholders.
The event will provide updates on the latest developments and strategies for HIV and aging from subject matter experts and feature voices highlighting the challenges faced by older adults with HIV, such as stigma, mental health, and social isolation. Attendees will interact directly with speakers and examine how multiple needs can be addressed for successful engagement in care.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Your Gift Supports: The Learning Circle Collaborative is a program of AFC that provides microgrants, capacity building, and leadership development to Black and Latino/x-led organizations. Created in 2021 by Dr. Cynthia Tucker, AFC acts as a knowledge and collaboration center or leaders to build partnerships, programs, and gain resources to eradicate the HIV and Housing issues in the South and West Side communities. All ticket sales proceeds will support the the 2nd cohort for 2022-2023.
AFC thanks Peter Gaona of the ReformedSchool who was on the inaugural host committee for this event. Thank you for your support in addition to L1 fellows and Art & Public Life for hosting this fundraiser. Each guest will leave will a unique pin designed by AFC and ReformedSchool. Check out moments from last years’ event here.
Dance for Life
Saturday, August 13, 2022
A one-of-a-kind annual performance and benefit event that has showcased nearly 40 dance companies from throughout Chicago, representing a variety of genres, sizes, and histories, and numerous choreographers, artists, and designers during the past 30 years.
Our endurance training charity team will prepare you for the race of a lifetime in support of AFC. Train with our amazing coaches and participants for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, TCS, NYC Marathon, Chicago Triathlon, Chicago Half Marathon, United NYC Half Marathon or choose your own event or activity. Receive guaranteed race entry, coach-led training, race day VIP experience, fundraising support apparel and much more.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago
Sunday, October 2, 2022
The Midwest's largest gathering of HIV advocates will gather on Sunday, October 2, 2022 in stride — toward ending HIV epidemic in Illinois.