Gold Leaf's (co-)Big Kahuna will be running the Chicago Marathon again this year. It is his tenth Chicago Marathon! As many of you already know, he runs to support a local AIDS services organization. For the third year running (ha!) he is raising money for Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). Our fundraising is very grassroots - this is not a large organized charity, Darren is the only person running the marathon for this organization, every penny raised goes directly to the services that TPAN provides.
Over the 3 years that I have been volunteering with TPAN, I continue to be inspired by the difference they make in our community. We have been working closely with local officials to bring education and counseling to the west side of Chicago. This is the area where Gold Leaf is located, and it is a very underserved, underfunded area.
Please consider supporting us as we work to enhance our community. 100% of all donations go directly to AIDS education, counseling, testing and outreach. TPAN's mission is to empower everyone living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy and productive lives.
To make a donation and support Darren's run, please visit his Marathon Page.