2 Miles, 16 Years: Chicago’s “Death Gap” is a Crisis

This event is over! Please check the 2018 schedule. In 2015, Virginia Commonwealth University released a report that calculated the life expectancies within four different American cities, including Chicago. The findings were harrowing. Under their model, residents of West Garfield Park were expected to live to age 69. Residents of the Loop, just a 15-minute …

Durbin and Major Chicago Hospitals Join Forces on Community Initiative to Reduce Violence

Sparked By Durbin, Chicago HEAL Initiative Hospitals To Lead Groundbreaking Collaboration & Neighborhood Investment, Programming CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today joined hospital and community leaders to announce a groundbreaking new initiative bringing together 10 of the largest hospitals serving Chicago aimed at reducing violence and improving health in Chicago’s most underserved neighborhoods. …

Walk Where You Live for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Spread the word in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Register now for the 5th Annual Barbara Bates Foundation “Walk Where You Live for Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk.” The event will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Douglas Park Field House (1401 S. Sacramento Drive, Chicago, IL 60623). Start time: Promptly at 8:30am. Please …