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The Liam Foundation Named Presenting Organization of the Rockford Area Pride Parade

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Rockford, August 11, 2023 – The Rockford Area Pride Parade Committee is thrilled to announce that The Liam Foundation will be the Presenting Organization for next year's highly anticipated Rockford Area Pride Parade. The parade, a celebration of diversity, equality, and love, is set to take place on June 1, 2024 in downtown Rockford, Illinois, and The Liam Foundation's involvement is expected to bring an inspiring and impactful dimension to the event.


The Liam Foundation, renowned for its commitment to promoting inclusivity and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, aligns seamlessly with the mission and values of Rockford Area Pride. This collaboration represents a significant step towards fostering a more accepting and supportive community, not only in Rockford but also throughout the surrounding areas.


"We are delighted to have The Liam Foundation as the Presenting Organization of the Rockford Area Pride Parade. Their dedication to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all aligns perfectly with the essence of this event," said Andrew J. Mertzenich, chair of the Rockford Area Pride Parade Committee. "Through their support, we aim to amplify the message of love, unity, and equality for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies."


The Liam Foundation has been at the forefront of several initiatives aimed at promoting LGBTQ+ rights, education, and awareness. With a strong track record of community engagement and advocacy, the foundation's involvement in the Rockford Area Pride Parade is expected to enhance the parade experience and spread a message of acceptance and understanding.


"We are honored to be the Presenting Organization of the Rockford Area Pride Parade," said Phyllis Galissath, President of The Liam Foundation. "This event provides us with an incredible platform to further our mission of creating a world where everyone can live authentically and without fear of discrimination. We look forward to collaborating with the Rockford community to make this year's parade the most memorable one yet."


As the Presenting Organization, The Liam Foundation will play a pivotal role in various aspects of the parade, including programming, outreach, and community engagement. Their support is expected to contribute to the overall success and positive impact of the event.


About The Liam Foundation

The Liam Foundation is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting inclusivity, equality, and LGBTQ+ rights. Through various initiatives and community outreach programs, the foundation strives to create a world where everyone can embrace their true selves without fear of discrimination. For more information, please visit www.TheLiamFoundation.org.


About Rockford Area Pride Parade

The Rockford Area Pride Parade is an annual event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. The parade aims to promote acceptance, love, and unity while raising awareness about LGBTQ+ rights and issues. It serves as a platform for bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate their shared humanity. For more information, please visit www.RockfordAreaPride.org.

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