AWLA20 Final Rankings

AWLA20 Final Rankings

AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2020 surpassed our wildest dreams this year, and we are forever grateful to you all for making it happen! We raised $974,058 with your help, and now it’s time to thank our supporters for all their hard work, especially our Star Walkers and our...

Check out our Stars

Check out our Stars

Our Star Walkers are an incredible group of people! They worked tirelessly for eight weeks to raise $1,000 or more for the vital Care, Support and Education programs at APLA Health. Because they’re so amazing, we want to let all of Los Angeles know about their hard...

Thank You

Thank You

Hello!   Thank you for an unbelievable, unprecedented, and unbeatable AIDS Walk LA 2020!   In just eight weeks, you managed to raise $957,058 — thanks to your amazing efforts, we surpassed our goal AGAIN! Think about that — in most years, fundraising is open for...

Finish Line

Finish Line

CARE YOU DID IT! You crossed the digital finish line at this one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen, wild ride that was AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2020. You chose your own Walk and raised money for Care, Support and Education programs that will benefit thousands of people in LA...

Finish Line Recruit

Finish Line Recruit

Hello!   There’s no experience quite like the one at the AIDS Walk LA finish line. While we may not be greeted by cheering, hugs and teammates today, know that our staff, patients, and clients are even more grateful this year for your support!   Read the Checkpoint...

One last push!

One last push!

Hello!   One more last push! This year’s AIDS Walk LA has exceeded our wildest expectations. In just 24 hours, our community has raised $50,000!!! Imagine what we can do in the next 24 hours. We’ve surpassed our original goal and we’re SO CLOSE — only another $50k...

Donate

Donate

Hello!   Sometimes it’s best to get straight to the point. This is one of those times. Take it away, route leaders!   Read the Checkpoint Newsletter  

Star Walker and Team Shoutouts

Star Walker and Team Shoutouts

Hello!   You may not know, but our Star Walkers crushed it this year for Care, Education, and Support. Think about it — even without a physical Walk, these individuals and teams STILL went out and did the dang thing: raised $1,000 or more for APLA Health. Minds blown...

Final Sprint! Checkpoint reg

Final Sprint! Checkpoint reg

Hello!   The AIDS Walk Los Angeles finish line is always a place where celebration happens. This year there may not be live bands, carnival acts, cowbells, or cheers greeting you as you cross the final checkpoint, but the excitement is no less palpable as we wind down...

One week left

One week left

Hello!   We’re just gonna get right to it: the AWLA20 finish line is September 13, meaning there’s less than one week left to donate to help end the HIV epidemic in LA County...   Read the Checkpoint Newsletter

End the week strong-donate!

End the week strong-donate!

CARE APLA Health co-sponsored and helped pass Senate Bill 159, the first law of its kind in the nation to authorize pharmacists to furnish PrEP and PEP without a physician prescription. The legislation also prohibits insurance companies from requiring patients to...

Meet Edward, a $1000 donor!

Meet Edward, a $1000 donor!

CARE At APLA Health, we think it’s good to talk honestly and openly about sex. It’s just one key to establishing a good relationship with your medical provider and with your partner(s). We also believe in talking about the different tools that help protect you against...

Students for Change: Milken Kids Who Care

Students for Change: Milken Kids Who Care

CARE The daily use of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) medication has proven to be up to 99% effective in blocking HIV infection. Blocking new infections, along with testing and treatment, is how we will end the AIDS epidemic together.   The good news is: Awareness of...

ABC7 Localish gets a Queen Takeover

ABC7 Localish gets a Queen Takeover

Hello!   Our Drag Queens are stepping into the spotlight for their AIDS Walk LA teams! Tonight, our fabulous Walk ambassadors will be on ABC7’s Localish program as part of a feature on the amazing work you’re doing to raise funds and awareness for APLA Health...

We’re on ABC7 tomorrow!

We’re on ABC7 tomorrow!

CARE U=U   Two letters that have made a world of difference. They stand for Undetectable = Untransmittable and represent the scientific understanding that if you are taking your medication and have an undetectable HIV viral load, you are unable to transmit the virus...

AWLA just got even more fabulous

AWLA just got even more fabulous

Hello!   AIDS Walk Los Angeles is ON, it’s ONLINE, and it’s ON FIIIIRE! This 100% digital walk is bringing together people from all over the world to raise funds and awareness for APLA Health services. With 6 weeks down and our finish line in sight (September 13th!),...

Vote with Pride

Vote with Pride

CARE We know the urgency of providing for people across the HIV care continuum and know that there are multiple factors that can push people out of care. APLA Health’s HIV care is not a one-size-fit all model.   When you think of “barriers to care,” what do you think...

Week 6 Checkpoint – Momentum is building

Week 6 Checkpoint – Momentum is building

Hello!   Can you believe it’s already Week 6 of the digital AIDS Walk LA experience?! Today marks our third Checkpoint! But it’s all good — that means you still have two weeks to either EDUCATE, SUPPORT, or CARE...   Read the Checkpoint Newsletter (reg) Read the...

Time to remind

Time to remind

CARE There’s a big difference between finding a doctor (which is difficult enough!) and feeling comfortable enough to stick with them. Since 2010, there have been encouraging improvements in the number of people living with HIV who connect to care and those who become...

Answering your donation questions

Answering your donation questions

CARE COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting Black and Latinx communities. They make up the majority of infections and deaths.   If that is not enough, in Los Angeles, STD rates are highest both among Black and Latinx communities.   APLA Health is working to remove...

Star incentives get even brighter

Star incentives get even brighter

CARE Providing free and low-cost STD treatment requires some political will power as well. APLA Health is working with our elected officials introduced in California aims to create a comprehensive plan to end the state’s epidemics of HIV, hepatitis C and sexually...

This is what you mean to us

This is what you mean to us

Hello!   With all that’s going on in the world, not to mention the accelerated pace of AIDS Walk LA 2020, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. We just wanted to take a step back and remind you of the impact your participation has on people living with...

These incentives look good on you

These incentives look good on you

CARE Older adults living with HIV face the challenges of growing older on top of the challenges they already face living with HIV. Stigma in particular is a concern for this group, especially among older men living with HIV who may already feel isolated. Stigma is...

Show your support with new social graphics

Show your support with new social graphics

Hello!   Fundraising for AIDS Walk LA 2020 is an artform, and we’ve added new pieces of art to help you step up your game. Download our colorful graphics to inspire your network to Get With the Programs with you this year...   Read the Checkpoint Newsletter

Download Shareable Social Graphics

Download Shareable Social Graphics

CARE When COVID-19 forced us to all stay home, a lot of things changed and since then, everyone has experienced new types of stress and anxiety.   Thankfully, APLA Health was able to continue serving our clients; we had new behavioral telehealth services up and...

Halfway to the AIDS Walk finish line!

Halfway to the AIDS Walk finish line!

Hello!   We’ve reached Checkpoint 2! Some people might say AIDS Walk LA 2020 is halfway over, but we prefer to think that it’s only halfway begun! Either way you look at it, you still have 4 whole weeks to rally your friends, family and co-workers around your chosen...

Become a Star

Become a Star

CARE Since our founding, APLA Health has been at the forefront working to end the AIDS epidemic. At first, our Buddy Program helped to address the emotional needs of people living with HIV. Soon after, we brought in licensed psychologists and social workers to provide...

Students of Oakwood Get Creative

Students of Oakwood Get Creative

CARE The sound of drilling in dental clinics is unnerving enough, but individuals shouldn’t have anxiety about being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Culturally competent care ensures that people are likely to see their dentist. That is why APLA Health strives to be...

More steps to fundraising Stardom!

More steps to fundraising Stardom!

Hello! Our first-ever digital Walk experience ends September 13! We just passed our first Checkpoint last week, meaning you have just a few weeks left to raise funds and reach Star Walker status ($1,000 raised). But we’re almost at our second Check point, meaning we...

Sponsors make the fight possible

Sponsors make the fight possible

Hello!   Imagine your organization’s name and logo appearing at the bottom of these emails... sent out to over 1.7 million inboxes in LA County and around the world! That makes a huge impact, just like participation as an AIDS Walk LA sponsor makes an enormous...

Fundraise like a star

Fundraise like a star

Hello! Even though there’s no physical walk, AIDS Walk 2020 is one of the most Star-studded events in Los Angeles this year. That’s because of our Star Walkers, who have all raised over $1,000 to benefit critical APLA Health programs. You could be our next Star! Have...

Be a Star Walker! Michael Shahin

Be a Star Walker! Michael Shahin

CARE APLA Health provides more than 20 healthcare services to our community, including meeting the primary medical care needs of everyone who walks through our doors. That’s over 18,000 people in LA County every year. From annual physicals to chronic disease...

First Checkpoint

First Checkpoint

Hello! AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2020 is ON! Teams and individuals are Getting With the Programs and customizing their experience to support vital APLA Health services...   Read the Checkpoint Newsletter (register) Read the Checkpoint Newsletter (non-register)

Submit Your Story: Sarah Murray

Submit Your Story: Sarah Murray

CARE APLA Health is meeting the demands of a COVID-19 world by working with Los Angeles County and partners to expand our testing services, implementing drive through and walk-up testing for our patients and clients. Similar to HIV, the best way to stop the spread of...

Fundraising Tools: Emmanuel Sanchez-Ramos

Fundraising Tools: Emmanuel Sanchez-Ramos

CARE APLA Health provides essential services and COVID-19 certainly adds a layer of stress to everything we do. We are fortunate to be in a position to help those who need us most, including uninsured individuals, Black and Latinx communities, and people with...

Fundraising Steps: Dr. Jerome de Vente

Fundraising Steps: Dr. Jerome de Vente

CARE For thousands of people affected by HIV or at risk of HIV, the new reality of COVID-19 has presented even more challenges. APLA Health has stepped up to continue providing quality Care for those in need during this time, understanding that this virus doesn’t...

Meet Education: Ending the epidemic

Meet Education: Ending the epidemic

Hello! Our EDUCATION Walk course is all about putting structures in place to end the HIV epidemic and empowering our community with accurate information so that they can make informed decisions. By registering for this course, you are telling your friends and family...

Meet Support: Providing basic, human needs

Meet Support: Providing basic, human needs

Hello! Our SUPPORT Walk course is about addressing the needs of all of our clients, whether living with HIV or not. We provide them with the support they need to connect to care, navigate care, and stay healthy. By registering for this course, you are telling your...

Meet Care: Bringing healthcare access to you

Meet Care: Bringing healthcare access to you

Hello! Our CARE Walk course is all about providing healthcare to every community. We’ve seen it with the HIV epidemic and we’re seeing it again now with COVID-19: People need care that looks and feels familiar. By registering for this course, you are telling your...

Get with the program

Get with the program

You’re invited to Get With the Programs at our first-ever digital AIDS Walk experience. You may be asking, “What programs?” Well, every year APLA Health serves over 18,000 people living with HIV or at risk of HIV in LA County with programs including medical and dental...

Register now for a walk unlike any other

Register now for a walk unlike any other

Registration is now open for AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2020, a one-of-a-kind digital event benefitting APLA Health. This year the Walk is 100% online, but the need is more urgent than ever. Join thousands of other participants as we transition all the excitement,...