Get Up and Exercise to Help AIDS Research
Levin, Meta L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Meta L. Levin Daily Herald Correspondent
Every April Ed Snyder, College of Lake County's director of student activities, asks everyone he meets if they are participating in the annual Workout for Hope Master Class.
If the answer is no, Snyder is quick with a follow up: "How about supporting me?"
For the last four years, CLC has hosted one of hundreds of the master class workouts that take place across the country each spring to raise money for HIV/AIDS and related cancer research at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute.
This year's event is from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the CLC Program Board and Student Activities, the annual event is led by a CLC instructor, as well as aerobics instructors from several local workout studios.
"As more and more people become aware of AIDS and how it afflicts lots of people, they are willing to support the cause," Snyder said. "It's a way for people to do something on behalf of a loved one or to benefit society."
Last year about 25 men and women participated at CLC. Each collected pledges before the event. This year the first 25 people to register with at least $25 in pledges will receive a CLC Workout for Hope T-shirt. In addition, local merchants have donated prizes to be awarded throughout the evening.
In 1997, the CLC event raised $1,259, down from 1994 when CLC participants got $4,000 in pledges and CLC was honored as one of the top off-site fund-raisers in the Chicago area. CLC is considered off-site because a larger event is held annually at the Rosemont Convention Center. …