Wintrust Welcomed as Presenting Sponsor of the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk

Wintrust joins list of event sponsors committed to fighting blood cancers.

(NORTHFIELD, Ill.) April 17, 2018 — Wintrust, a financial services company based in Rosemont, Ill., has signed on to be Presenting Sponsor of the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk, benefitting the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). The 24th Annual event is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park.

“We’re Chicago’s Bank and that means doing our part to support the organizations that are improving this area,” said Wintrust President, CEO & Founder Edward J. Wehmer. “We’re honored to be the Presenting Sponsor of the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk and to do our part to contribute to the great work of the Leukemia Research Foundation.”

“We’re proud to welcome Wintrust’s incredible support,” said LRF Executive Director Kevin Radelet. “The LRF was founded here in Chicago in 1946 and we’re pleased to partner with ‘Chicago’s Bank’ at our signature event. We’re expecting more than 2,000 people on site at what promises to be an exciting night for all.

Sponsors of the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk help the LRF fund critical research into the cause of and cure for blood cancers, as well as educate patients, families and caregivers about these diseases and provide patient financial assistance.

Runners, walkers and volunteers are invited to participate. Each can raise additional dollars for the cause through their involvement. Volunteers are responsible for setting up, cleaning up, registering participants, monitoring the route, managing water stations, and the best part, cheering for the participants.

For more information about the ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk or to register, please visit or call 847.424.0600.


About Wintrust
Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $28 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 150 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services.


About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, a 4-Star Charity headquartered in Northfield, 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. Since 1946, thousands of volunteers and 22 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $72 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.



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Carl Alston, Director of Communications

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