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I RUN PROUD with T2.


In 1986, my little brother Johnson Friel, died of AIDS.  AZT and other life preserving drugs had not yet been perfected and many were dying from this disease.  His passing was one of the major milestones of my life.  I run with T2 every year in one way or another to contribute to AFC that goes a very long way to making sure no one suffers as he did.  

Everyone's life counts and everyone can make a contribution to our communities and the quality of our lives.  I hope you'll help me make that a reality for so many dealing with this insidious disease.  

I'm running to save lives so Johnson's live has an important meaning and put an end to new HIV infections in Illinois. I'm running with TEAM TO END AIDS (T2), a team that's training me to cross the finish line while I raise funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC).

 HIV/AIDS doesn't make headlines often these days, but that doesn't mean it's been cured or that it doesn't change people's lives every single day. In 2015, 921 Chicagoans got the news that they are living with this incurable disease: a record low since the start of the AIDS epidemic in the 80s, but still, far too many than should get that news. AFC is depending on me (and you) to support people living with and affected by HIV. They're making sure that people living with the virus have equitable access to housing, health care, case management and other supportive services. I care deeply about AFC's work, and that's why I'm going the distance for them!


Help me cross the finish line, and help thousands of people across Illinois live better lives. Donate to my T2 campaign today. Just click the DONATE TO ME button to the right to get started.



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