Registration now open for 21st Annual ABC7 Gibbons 5K

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Friday, February 13, 2015

CHICAGO (NEWS RELEASE) (WLS) -- Registration for the 21st Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K is now open. The event takes place in Chicago's Grant Park on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Register at Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF).

The event was created to honor the memory of Jim Gibbons, a 25-year veteran investigative reporter for ABC 7 who succumbed to leukemia in 1994.

The individual online registration is discounted to $21 through February 21 in recognition of the 21st year of the event. Teams also register at a discount online at

Event sponsorships are still available. Contact Cindy Kane at or call 847-424-0600. The Leukemia Research Foundation acknowledges ABC 7 Chicago for renewing its commitment to the fight against blood cancers.

Stay up-to-date about pre-event parties, packet pickup and more through the ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K page on Facebook or @Gibbons5K.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)

The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 69 years, thousands of volunteers and 24 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $60 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at, or by calling 847-424-0600.