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Strides for Peace launched the Race Against Gun Violence in 2014 to bring everyone–runners, business leaders, community organizations, law enforcement, and YOUTH–together to show the world that despite the headlines, Chicago can come together to solve the problem of gun violence and save lives.

The Race Against Gun Violence is the rallying point to raise funds and awareness about what is being done to reduce gun violence and build a stronger, safer Chicago. It is an evening to celebrate and support the life-changing work of our Community Partners and Affiliates.

Race Against Gun Violence 2019 Host Committee

Roseanna Ander, University of Chicago Crime Lab
Phil Andrew
, Archdiocese of Chicago
Arne Duncan
, Chicago CRED
Kimberly Foxx
, Cook County State’s Attorney Office
Deborah Gorman-Smith
, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
Jack Lavin, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Jonathan McCormick
, Negaunee Music Institute at the CSO
Tareef Michael
, WuTang Foundation
Andrea Zopp
, World Business Chicago

Strides for Peace Race Committee

Ethan Armstrong, Pat Tillman Foundation
Maggie Baczkowski, Strides for Peace Founder and Board Chair
Tim Brazel, Life Time Fitness
Molly Curley, Teacher, Strides for Peace Board Member
Lauren Cvengros, LBH Consultants
Olivia Daniels, LBH Consultants
Kim Duhon, Running Enthusiast
Jared Gamm, Hiscox Insurance
Lindsay Guhl, MB Luxury

Brandon Nemec, Chicago Police Department
Emalee Pearson, Center for Youth Violence Prevention
Anne Renna, Strides for Peace Partnerships Manager
Mary Stonor Saunders, Strides for Peace Executive Director
Abby Swidler, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
Donna Thompson, Strides for Peace Board Member
Maura Welch, Deloitte

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