Featured Stories

Every Walker has a story. Whether you're walking to keep someone else's alive or are starting one all your own, this is the place to share your AIDS Walk story. Young or old, AIDS Walk veteran or rookie, we welcome all stories about the people and causes that move you to march.

Candace’s Story: “My dad was always my rock.”

I’ve been participating the AIDS Walk for a few years now and I have never been asked why I participate. My father and mother told me when I was in the second grade that my dad had HIV and, being so young, I did not understand what that meant. As I got older, I...

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through.

Joe walks so others won’t go through what he went through. During December of 2011, I began to experience flu-like symptoms that only got worse by the day. I was terrified to get tested because of what I thought HIV/AIDS meant. In my mind, I thought if I ignore the...

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause

Sean Parker is happy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDSHappy to see a cause for those who lost loved ones to AIDS or battling. When my brother Wayne Parker died in Jan 94', I was only 11 and felt so ashamed how my great, beautiful, happy, &...

Frank Gulli walks because he promised he would.

Frank Gulli walks because he promised he would. I’ve been participating in AIDS WALK LA for several years now, and every year there are several different reasons why I do it. When I first got diagnosed in 1985, I didn’t think things were going to be same. I’ve...

Gina Lozano’s 10 year walk for love.

Gina Lozano's 10 year walk for love. My name is Gina Lozano. I’m part of the Anthem Blue Cross Team and I’ve been participating in the AIDS Walk for 10 years now. What started as a fun event has grown into a passion, as each year I see the people affected by the love...