Why we do it

For the last 30 years, the Leukemia Research Foundation and ABC7 have partnered to bring this landmark event to Chicago to raise funds and awareness and celebrate leukemia survivors and patients. Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit focused exclusively on funding leukemia research and supporting leukemia patients and their loved ones.

This year we will be running, walking, and raising funds on Saturday, June 1 at Montrose Harbor, Chicago. We will kick off at 8:30am with our 5K run and 3K walk. A Kids Dash and Tiny Trot for those ages 3 and under, will follow.

Need more information about the ABC7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk? Get the answers to your questions by emailing Arleen Boudart.

Thank you to all who participated in last year’s event! Check out the event photos here.


raised by the event since 1995 for the Leukemia Research Foundation


of cancer cases diagnosed in the US each year are leukemia


people in the US living with or in remission from leukemia

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

I participate every year for my dear friend Penny who lost her battle with leukemia in 1999. She was an angel on earth who blessed all who had the privilege of knowing her with unconditional love, wisdom, honesty, strength, and compassion.

-Member of the Penny's Angels team