APLA Health Opens Registration for First-Ever Digital AIDS Walk Los Angeles
“Get With the Programs” is the theme for AIDS Walk LA 2020
July 12, 2020 – Today, APLA Health opened registration for its first-ever online only, digital AIDS Walk Los Angeles. In 2020, sponsors, individuals and teams will “Get With the Programs,” and they will see firsthand how they support the vital work of APLA Health services and programs through their AIDS Walk fundraising efforts.
Digital participants will choose their “walk” from APLA Health’s three primary service categories – Care, Support, and Education. They will receive and distribute content directly tied to their “walk,” and will be able to inspire their network to learn more about the program they are most passionate about. These funds are a vital lifeline that sustains APLA Health as well as other HIV/AIDS health and support organization beneficiaries. The campaign will run from July 1, 2020, until September 13, 2020.
“COVID-19 has changed the way we have lived our life but AIDS Walk Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind show of strength from a diverse community that doesn’t back down, not even this year. We may not be able to gather as we normally would, but we can still end the HIV epidemic together,” said Craig E. Thompson, CEO of APLA Health. “COVID-19 has once again highlighted the health disparities that exist in our community. Both the novel coronavirus and HIV are affecting Black and Latinx communities at disproportionate rates. That is why APLA Health’s Care, Support and Education services are vital to stop the spread of HIV and guaranteeing everyone has access to culturally competent healthcare.”