Why I Walk: Frank Gulli

Frank walks to honor a promise. “I had a lover whose brother passed away from AIDS. When he passed, my lover promised him that he would walk to celebrate his memory. But my lover wasn’t able to fulfill that duty due to his physical limitations, so I decided to take it upon myself and honor that promise.”

Frank—who was diagnosed in 1985—is walking with HIVE this year because of the new outlook on life the program has provided him. “Many of us who are aging have survived, we are survivors, we are fighters, we are human beings who are in the position to celebrate our longevity.”

How’s your fundraising going?
We can feel the excitement building, and we know you feel it too. Thank you for raising funds to support APLA Health’s mission of health equity for all communities, and if you haven’t started fundraising yet, now’s the perfect time! Remember, the first ask is always the hardest.

If you need that extra push, check out our AIDS Walk Fundraising Guide.

Important Dates and Deadlines
October 9 – Register 25 people or more to get a Team Meeting Station
October 11 – Submit your Drive On Application (Teams of 25+ members only)
October 11 – Last day to qualify for parking under City Hall
October 20 – AIDS Walk Los Angeles
November 15 – Fundraising deadline

Thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on October 20!