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I RUN PROUD with T2.

I'm running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2019, to save lives 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. Nationally there are approximately 1.1 million Americans living with HIV and in 2017 alone, 38,739 people received an HIV diagnosis in the US. In 2016, 824 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 running 26.2 miles in October!

Now that May has finally rolled around, I begin my training. A bit early, but I want to give myself as much time to property train as possible. This will be my 4th marathon. As with my others, I've got several goals. Goal 1 is to complete the race (uninjured). Goal 2 is to complete the race in under 4 hours. Goal 3 is to PR (I need to check my previous races, but I believe that should be around 3:45). With proper training and self-care while training, I'm pretty certain I can do this. I'm going to be posting training updates over the summer to share my progress and help keep me accountable. 

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. Any support, regardless of the amount, is greatly appreciated. 

 Thank you,



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