Team Option Up was formed in 2014 by theatre artist Christopher Pazdernik as a way to help combat the daily stigma he faces from living with HIV.
Over the past 3 years, the team has grown in size and scope, landing in the top 10 fundraising teams in 2016. The team primarily consists of musical theater artists from across Chicago, who love to sing along the route! Last year, Christopher was joined in his efforts by co-captain Missy Aguilar. Together, they're here to invite anyone who loves a good showtune to join them them in the fight against AIDS!
We walk in memory of those the theater community has lost to AIDS and in support of those currently living with HIV.