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In The Joy of Others: Walk-Run 2024 in Chicago, IL

On June 8, 2024, BAPS Charities hosted its annual “In the Joy of Others: Walk-Run” in Chicago, IL, benefiting Apna Ghar and the Dupage Foundation. This year’s walk united nearly 1,700 community members, including Seth Lewis, IL State Senator representing the 24th district; Mayor Rubin Pineda, Mayor of West Chicago; and Mayor Frank Saverino, Mayor of Carol Stream, who joined the effort to support Apna Ghar and the DuPage Foundation and their missions to provide critical, personalized support in enhancing the quality of life for community members. The event showcased a broad spectrum of participation, from youth to seniors, united for a common cause.

President and CEO Michael Sitrick of DuPage Foundation reflected on the event’s significance: “I’m thrilled to be here today on behalf of the DuPage Foundation and to be one of the event’s beneficiaries. BAPS Charities and the DuPage Foundation have a lot of common interests, both focused on bringing people together and really helping our community…I am honored to be here today.”

The event allowed participants to engage in a healthier lifestyle and reminded them of the profound impact collective efforts can have in addressing local needs and challenges.