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Everything you need to know about the Walk that started it all.

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The AIDS Walk Los Angeles story

AWLA is the world’s first walk to fight HIV and AIDS. It’s true – 36 years ago, a group of fed-up activists, patients, advocates, and friends put their soles on the line to shake the government into action during the AIDS crisis. And it happened on the streets of Los Angeles.
Since that first Walk in 1985, hundreds of thousands of walkers and their supporters have raised nearly $90 million to combat HIV and AIDS. These funds are a vital lifeline that sustains APLA Health’s programs and services benefiting more than 18,000 individuals living in Los Angeles County.

For the second straight year, our online Walk brings the same spirit, determination, and inspired community that have been the hallmarks of our mission since the beginning. We’re excited to have you with us in 2021!
Looking to partner your organization with AIDS Walk LA? Download our updated brand guidelines here.

Sponsor AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2021

When you sponsor AIDS Walk LA, you put your brand front and center at one of the most respected fundraising events in the world. Our sponsors are more than names and logos (though you’ll have yours featured in dozens of high-impact locations) – they are active participants in the fight to end HIV & AIDS in LA County.


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