Armando Ramirez is a longtime participant in AIDS Run & Walk Chicago. Last year, his run represented a milestone: 10 years of living with HIV.
Show your support for Armando and the estimated 23,000 Chicagoans living with HIV/AIDS by joining Team Armando. Register for a 5K run, 10k run or 5k walk at aidsrunwalk.org.
I’m so glad that I can finally share these images with you now that the ad campaign has been released!
At the end of winter, on a day when the temperature didn’t reach 10 degrees, I needed to create an ad campaign to promote an organization that competes in summertime athletic events to raise money for charity. Even though it was sunny on the day of our shoot, if I dared take the athletes on location, in no time at all it would have resulted in frostbite and frozen pained expressions.
When I was asked by Richard Cordova, from the Test Positive Aware Network, to help him with a film to promote the Ride for AIDS Chicago, I couldn’t help but to say yes. We met some amazing people along the way and here are some of their stories.
The weekend was full of excitement as we shot two projects to help two Chicago area AIDS Charities raise money through athletic events.