AIDS Walk is October 14!By: Brittany Nicole La Hue
The 28th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles is coming to West Hollywood Sunday, October 14!
The fundraising event was first started in 1985 by Craig R. Miller during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. Back then, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was just getting on its feet. Together, the two planned the first AIDS walk and expected that they would have 1,000 participants and raise $100,000 for the cause. When the day finally came, Miller found that he had 4,500 supporters show up to Paramount Studios, and raised $673,000.
Now, AIDS Walk Los Angeles is the biggest California fundraising event for AIDS, and has raised over $72 million for the cause since its inception. The money raised by the charitable event supports APLA and other Los Angeles County AIDS service organizations.
Want to help raise awareness and money for a great cause? Register today HERE.
There is no fee to register, and there is no minimum amount that you must fundraise to participate. AIDSWalk.net also provides numerous resources to help you gain support, sponsors and donations – last year the average walker contributed $272 in collected donations!
The best part about AIDS Walk is that it only takes a few hours of your time to make a huge difference in people’s lives. This year, sign-in opens at 8:30 am in West Hollywood Park (enter at Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Avenue). At 9:00 am trainers will lead everyone in an aerobic workout, just in time for the opening ceremony at 9:15 am. Then at 10 am you’re off! The route is 6.2 miles long, and takes most participants 2-3 hours to complete. You’ll also receive great perks like drinks and snacks along the way! (Read more about day-of-event details HERE).
Coming from out of town or just want to enjoy a full day and night in beautiful West Hollywood? Find great hotel packages for WeHo hotels HERE!
We at the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau are walking – are you? Sign up today and we’ll see you in West Hollywood on the 14th!