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Drew Carey, Pauley Perrette Expected To Turn Out For AIDS Walk LA

By HEALTHWD.INFO

October 17, 2010

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — About 30,000 people, including celebrities and elected officials, are expected to turn out under drizzly skies Sunday for AIDS Walk Los Angeles. A big crowd is expected for the opening ceremony at West Hollywood Park at 9:15 a.m. Among the celebrities walking in the 6.2-mile fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles and other AIDS-related organizations will be comedian and “The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey, Pauley Perrette of “NCIS” and Sara Ramirez from “Grey’s Anatomy.” The walk is expected to raise about $3 million to help treat and care for people living with AIDS/HIV. Since 1985, the event has raised about $66 million for APLA, one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the country. Scheduled speakers at the opening ceremony include Jeffrey Katzenberg, a principal at DreamWorks Animation SKG; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles. From West Hollywood Park, the walk goes east on Santa Monica Boulevard, south on La Cienega Boulevard, east on Melrose Avenue, south on La Brea Avenue, west on Beverly Boulevard, and finally north on San Vicente back to the park. Street closures during the walk include Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente Boulevard and La Brea Avenue and Melrose Avenue between La Brea Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard. (©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)