September 7, 2010
Take a step (or, in this case, many steps) in the right direction! Join NBC4 and walk in this year’s AIDS Walk Los Angeles, taking place on Sunday, October 17th at 10AM (walker sign-in 8:30AM).
The 26th annual 10K walk will raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and other important Los Angeles County AIDS service organizations. The event will begin and end in West Hollywood Park.
NBC4 has been a long-time media sponsor of the event that draws upwards of 30,000 walkers, dozens of celebrities, a number of elected officials and approximately 2,500 volunteers. AIDS Walk Los Angeles, the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event, is one of the biggest, most diverse and highly anticipated annual events in the city.
Last year’s walk raised more than $3.15 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy programs. Since its inception the event has raised more that $66 million to fight the disease in Los Angeles County.
Past celebrities who participated in AIDS Walk Los Angeles include: Sandra Bullock, Christine Baranski, Jamie Lee Curtis, Willem Dafoe, Ted Danson, Elton John, John Lithgow, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ryan Seacrest, Aaron Carter and Mary –Louise Parker, among many others.
APLA is one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States. With more than 25 years of service, APLAA is a community-based volunteer-supported organization that provides bilingual direct services and prevention education.
Craig R. Miller and his organization, MZA Events, founded AIDS Walk Los Angeles in 1985. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $350 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country.
For more information and to register, please call (213)201-WALK (9255) or visit www.aidswalk.net.
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