Chi Red Pump Rockers!
It’s that time of year again! The AIDS Foundation of Chicago is hosting their Annual AIDS Run & Walk, Saturday, October 2, 2010. There are over 22,000 reported cases of HIV/AIDS in Chicago. Of the 22,000, 4,866 are women. 76% of these women are black, 13% are Hispanic, 9% are white, and 2% are of another ethnicity. Women represent approximately 20% of new HIV infections in Chicago.
Last year, The Red Pump Project raised almost $2,000 that helped AFC support over 150 HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Chicago. This year, ALL funds raised by Team Red Pump will directly benefit the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project (CWAP), through AFC’s CommunityDirect program. CWAP is the only organization in Chicago solely dedicated to providing gender-specific HIV prevention and care services to women at risk. We would love for you to participate in the walk with us this year, as we raise awareness and money for CWAP!
For more info about the AIDS Run & Walk visit:
To join or donate to Team Red Pump, please visit our page:
If you have any general questions about the AIDS Run & Walk or questions about Team Red Pump, please contact:
Break out your favorite Red Pumps and let’s make a statement on October 2nd! Of course, if you don’t want to walk 3.2 miles in your heels, red flats are welcome! Yes, red pumps are a fashion statement, but we also aim to rock them as a symbol of empowerment. Let’s show Chicago that: