Our Mission: the AIDS Foundation of Chicago mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
Our Vision: people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
This is a defining moment in the history of HIV. AFC is better positioned than ever before to end new infections while providing essential support to those living with HIV and AIDS.
The time to make a difference is right now.
Together, it is possible to chart a better future for people and communities affected by HIV and AIDS.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago is AFC’s grassroots fundraising event where people from all walks of life help change the story of HIV in our lifetime. As beneficiaries of the event, AFC and our CommunityDirect partners are greatly impacted - beyond just the obvious ways.
AIDS Run & Walk Chicago stands firmly against the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS, allowing progress to continue toward ending the epidemic. The event invigorates the sector by increasing awareness for the cause, growing our passionate community and secures vital housing, care and advocacy programs and services.
In 2015, AIDS Run & Walk Chicago raised over $200,000 net to benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Over and above that, we granted $230,000 to our CommunityDirect partners. These funds allow us to continue saving and improving the lives of those living with or vulnerable to HIV.