AIDS Walk LA 2021 ParticipantsMaximize your impact as a Walker or a Team this year
Important Fundraising Dates
- July 7 – Fundraising Begins
- July 27 – Checkpoint Challenge 1 + Walk map
- Aug 16 – Halfway Mark
- Aug 18 – ABC 7 Raffle begins
- Aug 20 – Deadline to receive your Bronze swag items by Sept 12*
- Aug 24 – Checkpoint Challenge 2 + Walk map
*If you reach Bronze by this date you will receive your shirt and pin by Sept 12. The remaining swag items will arrive by the end of October.
- Sept 3 – ABC 7 Raffle ends
- Sept 10 – ABC 7 Raffle winners announced
- Sept 19 – ABC 7 Special
- Sept 23 – Checkpoint Challenge 3 + Walk map
- Oct 3 – Deadline to Qualify for Incentives*
- Nov 5 – Fundraising Ends
- Dec 1 – World AIDS Day
*This is the Incentives Deadline, meaning all prizes will be awarded based on funds received by this date. So if you want that Star Walker plaque, for example, you need to be at $1,000 by October 3.
Walkers and Teams
Resources for Walkers and Teams
See who’s Walking in front
Get inspiration from our top fundraisers so far! View this week’s updated AIDS Walk LA 2021 leaderboard here.
14 steps to become a Star
We can’t guarantee worldwide fame and fortune, but we can show you how to become a Star at AIDS Walk Los Angeles! Just follow these simple fundraising tips for actionable steps you can take to complete the journey to raising $1,000 for underserved communities.
Fundraising Rewards + Star Walker status
Raising money to benefit over 18,000 people in LA County is an incentive – and a reward – on its own. But it feels even better to be recognized for the good work you’re doing for your community. We’re offering four incentive levels this year, with the top recognition again reserved for our Star Walkers – participants who raise $1,000 or more.
For our most dedicated Walkers, we’re offering rewards for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Star Walker status.
BRONZE LEVEL – $150 raised
Incentives: AWLA 2021 T-shirt & Decorative Pin
SILVER LEVEL – $500 raised
Incentive: AWLA 2021 Mug
GOLD LEVEL – $750 raised
Incentive: AWLA 2021 Fanny Pack
STAR WALKER LEVEL – $1000 raised
Incentives: AWLA 2021 Plaque & Decorative Metal Pin
Get out there and Walk!
We’re not all meeting up in person this year, but we still encourage you to put on your walking shoes, get some fresh air, and embark on a physical walk with your team. Check out the Road to Stardom page for downloadable walk maps featuring some of the best low-impact hiking and beach trails in LA County. We’ll be posting new maps and Walk Challenges every three weeks, so get involved, let us know you’ve completed the challenge, and win prizes along the way.
Other Valuable Resources
Personalize your profile
We all Walk for a reason. Share yours and attract more donations from your friends, family, and network. Your AWLA online profile is the first thing people will see when you send them online to donate. Make the page your own with photos, videos and a personal note. Download our “How to customize your AIDS Walk profile” here.
Post inspirational messages to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account right from your online AWLA profile. You can use pre-written templates or create your own personal message. Click here to download the free AIDS Walk LA shareable graphics.
Collect your donations
Encourage everyone to pay when they pledge. Checks can be made out to “AIDS Walk Los Angeles.” Sponsors who donate online via credit card or PayPal will receive an email confirmation as a receipt.
Click here to download our sponsor form.
Taking on the responsibility of Team leadership during AIDS Walk LA is no small task. We want to help you at every step of the way so you can make the biggest impact possible. Download our Team Leader Toolkit for information on setting up your team profile, recruiting your squad, setting goals and much more.
Our Star Teams shine brighter
Star Team status is reserved for the squad that enter the stratosphere of fundraising – $10,000. See which teams are well on their way on the latest leaderboard.
Once you become a Star Team, you never burn out. Check out our gallery of Star Teams past at AIDS Walk LA.