CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A couple thousand people raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for AIDS research Saturday along the Chicago lakefront.
The 22nd annual Aids Run and Walk took place at Soldier Field featuring a performance from the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus.
John Peller, the President and CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago said the event raised more than $400,000.
"The HIV epidemic has taken the lives of so many of our friends and loved one," he said. "Their voices and vision have been taken from us and today we're here to carry on their legacy"
Mayor Brandon Johnson was also part of the pre-run festivities.
"We have a goal by the year of 2030. We want to make sure that our walk and our run puts an end to this epidemic," he said.