Kickoff party held for annual Jim Gibbons run

June 2, 2011 9:28:06 PM PDT
Supporters of the fight against leukemia gathered for the Jim Gibbons 5K Traffic Jam kickoff party Thursday.

The gathering took place at District Bar in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

Jim was a beloved reporter here at ABC7 who died of leukemia in 1994.

The 17th annual race will take place June 16th at its new location in Lincoln Park.

Money raised benefits the Leukemia Research Foundation and the battle against related diseases.