Participants can now register for the 35th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles, and a newly launched website allows individuals and teams to sign up for free and begin to raise money.
“AIDS Walk Los Angeles is the premiere HIV/AIDS event to organize community, educate, bring awareness and work to end an epidemic,” said Craig Thompson, CEO of APLA Health. “We’ve made major strides in improving the health and quality of life for people living with HIV, but the disease has yet to be eradicated and our work continues. Our ask for this year’s walk is simple: Walk with us, talk with us and share your experience.”
This year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles is the first to be managed in house by APLA Health, which was formerly known as AIDS Project Los Angeles and has been the beneficiary of the walk since its inception. The theme for the 2019 event is “AIDS Has Met Its March,” which calls upon participants to continue the fight in our efforts to make AIDS history. The walk is approximately four miles, starting and ending at the steps of L.A. City Hall, and takes about two hours to complete. The morning kicks off with an aerobic warm-up, followed by opening ceremonies featuring celebrities, musical performances and HIV/AIDS activists and leaders. A post-walk celebration congratulates walkers, volunteers and supporters.