What we’re against is big.
But what we’re for is so much greater.


AWLA is the world’s first walk to fight the AIDS epidemic. It’s true – 35 years ago, a group of fed-up activists, patients, advocates, and friends put their soles on the line to shake the government into action during the AIDS crisis. And it happened right here first on the streets of Los Angeles.

Since 1985, hundreds of thousands of walkers and their supporters have raised over $88 million to combat HIV and AIDS. These funds are a vital lifeline that sustains APLA Health’s prevention, care, and advocacy programs for the over 60,000 men, women, and families living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.


About APLA Health: We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 15,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 16 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and mental healthcare; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; HIV testing and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; HIV and aging support; home healthcare; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries. We are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities.

Our mission: The mission of APLA Health is to end the AIDS epidemic by achieving health care equity and promoting well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities.Visit APLA Health online to learn more about the life-changing programs and services we provide.

Meet the team supporting yours.

Sarah Murray, Director | smurray@apla.org
Ken Mintzer, Sponsorship | kmintzer@apla.org
Alex Medina, Press Inquiries | amedina@apla.org
Cory Carrasco, Teams, Star Walkers, and Volunteers | ccarrasco@apla.org
Brian Sharp, Events | bsharp@apla.org