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Join T2 and I in the Battle to End HIV and AIDS!

Hi!  My name is John M. Collett.  I am a medically retired US Army Ranger. While with B Company 3rd Ranger Battalion, I was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia where I was part of the group of soldiers that fast roped from a Black Hawk on October 3, 1993.  This event was recreated in the movie "Black Hawk Down".  My army career ended in 1999 during a parachuting accident with the Special Forces Training Group in which I broke my knee and back.  The point of my story is that I love a good mission; I was a soldier for the US Army, now a soldier for T2.  I am privileged to be able train and raise money for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in honor of all individuals who are battling HIV/AIDS.


HIV and AIDS are not in the news much these days, but an estimated 28,000 people throughout Chicago are living with HIV and need equitable access to services, such as housing, health care and case management, in order to stay healthy. That's why I'm running with TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019. T2 is training me to cross the finish line while raising funds to support the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), which connects people to the services they need and is working with other organizations throughout the state to get Illinois to reach zero new HIV transmissions by 2030.



In 2016 alone, 839 Chicagoans were diagnosed with HIV. While this is the lowest number of new HIV transmissions in years, many more still don't know they are living with the virus. I am committed to running 26.2 miles in October to raise awareness and eradicate the stigma attached to HIV, all while benefiting a cause I am passionate about.



Help me cross the finish line while helping thousands of people across Illinois! Donate to my T2 campaign today. Just click the DONATE TO ME button on the right. 


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