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YOU CRUSHED IT IN 2020.
We kept setting new goals, and you kept crushing them. We finished strong and raised over $1 million dollars with your help!
WHY WE WALK
AWLA is the world’s first walk to fight HIV and AIDS. It’s true — in 1985, a group of fed-up activists, patients, advocates, and friends gathered to shake the government into action during the AIDS crisis. And it happened on the streets of Los Angeles.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of walkers have raised more than $90 million so that APLA Health is equipped to fight HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. These funds help sustain and expand APLA Health’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs for more than 18,000 individuals living in Los Angeles County.
When APLA Health was founded in 1983 as AIDS Project Los Angeles, our goal was to end the AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles County. That’s still our goal today. We knew that access to affordable, culturally competent healthcare was inextricably tied to ending the HIV epidemic, and so in 2016, AIDS Project Los Angeles became APLA Health. We were the first AIDS service organization to become a federally qualified health center, and our mission today includes breaking down systemic barriers to healthcare for our fellow Angelenos.