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30th Annual ABC7 Gibbons Run set for June 1

Runners, walkers, leukemia supporters and survivors are encouraged to join the Chicago community for the 30th Annual ABC7 Gibbons Run on Saturday, June 1 at Montrose Harbor. Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation. Learn more and register today at leukemiarf.org/gibbons5k/.

Who: Runners, walkers, volunteers, and leukemia supporters and survivors
What: 2024 ABC7 Gibbons Run
When: Saturday, June 1 at 8:30am CT (Live broadcast on ABC7)
Where: Montrose Harbor, Chicago, Illinois
Why: Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit focused exclusively on funding leukemia research.

The ABC7 Gibbons Run, one of Chicago’s longest-standing runs, includes a chip-timed 5K run, 3K walk, a Kids Dash, and a Tiny Trot for those aged 3 and under. After the events, join the fun with a party at Montrose Harbor including food, refreshments, music, and partner tents.

Named after the legendary ABC7 reporter Jim Gibbons, the event has raised nearly $2M since it started to help fund critical medical research.

“The Leukemia Research Foundation continues to make a significant impact in helping to find a cure for leukemia,” said John Idler, ABC7 president and general manager. “We are very proud of our long-standing partnership with them and excited to celebrate this 30-year milestone. Through supporting this event and leukemia research, we have the opportunity to honor the memory of a colleague, Jim Gibbons, and make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by this disease.”

“Thanks to the support of ABC7, we are able to make a real difference in the lives of those affected by leukemia,” said Kevin Radelet, executive director of the Leukemia Research Foundation. “We are beyond grateful for their unwavering support and proud to celebrate 30 years of our partnership. With their help, we are able to continue to accelerate the development of new and better treatments, with the ultimate goal of helping to find a cure for leukemia.”

Online registration for the event is available at leukemiarf.org/gibbons5k/. Participants can register as an individual or team, and choose to participate in person or virtually. Registration is free for all leukemia patients and survivors.

Event sponsorships are still available and volunteers are still needed. Contact Arleen Boudart at arleen@leukemiarf.org to learn more.

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