AIDS Run & Walk Chicago invites community partners to gain exposure and donations at 2014 event

May 7, 2014

Through its innovative CommunityDirect beneficiary program, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) invites HIV/AIDS organizations to raise funds for their own programs and services at AIDS Run & Walk Chicago.

Last year, the 34 CommunityDirect partner organizations raised a combined $280,000.

"AIDS Run & Walk is a tremendous opportunity for HIV/AIDS organizations to increase private donations and build awareness," said John Peller, interim president/CEO for AFC.

CommunityDirect partners will gain exposure through AFC's website, news releases and other means of promotion. Those organizations are encouraged to raise funds using the event's peer-to-peer fundraising platform to recruit team members, rally their existing donor base and expand their network of supporters.

AFC requests application materials be submitted no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Monday, June 9, 2014. An overview of the program can be found here, and application materials can be found here. Agencies selected for CommunityDirect partnership will be notified no later than Monday, June 16, 2014.

This year's AIDS Run & Walk Chicago event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Arvey Field in Grant Park. Registration for the event will open in early June.

Questions should be directed to Simone Koehlinger, Senior Vice President of Programming, at

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