For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Kristen Hellwig
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khellwig@apla.org

TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) Announces New Training Season

Endurance training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles returns with new training program and past favorites.

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 10, 2013)TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) Los Angeles is thrilled to officially announce the launch of the 2013 summer / fall endurance event training season. One of the highlights of the season is the addition of the Austin 70.3 Half Ironman, the first Half Ironman training that T2 has offered.

“T2 is once again pleased to be training for the Nautica Malibu Triathon as well as the XTERRA Trail Running World Championship in Hawaii. With the addition of the first 70.3 training program at T2 in Los Angeles, our program has something to offer just about anyone,” says Kerry Quakenbush, Director of Endurance Events at APLA.

All fitness levels are welcome, from seasoned endurance athletes to complete beginners. T2 participants take part in a comprehensive training program that includes coached group workouts, nutrition information, and race-day support. In exchange for training, participants are asked to raise money for the lifesaving care, prevention, and advocacy programs of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).

In addition to the satisfaction of completing an endurance event and the ability to raise funds for APLA, participants often express how much they value the friendships that they make during training. Through a new partnership with Tom Whitman Presents, T2 plans to expand its reach by focusing even more on the young gay demographic. With a brand new marketing look and an active presence at upcoming Tom Whitman events, T2 just might be the perfect place to meet fit new workout partners and friends!

Training for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon and the Austin 70.3 Half Ironman begins May 18, and training for the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship begins July 20. Registration for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon is also open. Learn more at TEAMTOENDAIDS.com.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) was founded in 1983 and is one of the largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organizations in the United States. APLA provides bilingual support to more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County annually and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. Additionally, APLA conducts behavioral research designed to inform the development of evidenced-based interventions and assists health departments in evaluating their HIV/AIDS services to ensure the delivery of effective and quality programs. APLA also provides administrative and fiscal support to the Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSMGF), which promotes and advocated for the health and human rights of MSM internationally. APLA is proud to be a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, please visit apla.org.

APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) provides primary medical and oral health care, behavioral health services, HIV testing, PrEP counseling and management of eligible clients, STD screening/treatment, and health education and HIV-prevention services, with a specific focus on low-income gay and bisexual men of color and transgender individuals living in Los Angeles County. APLAHW is a federally qualified health center that includes: the Gleicher / Chen Health Center in South Los Angeles; the Wilshire Dental Clinic downtown; Behavioral Health Services at the David Geffen Center in Mid-City; as well as a mobile dental facility. The S. Mark Taper Foundation Dental Clinic in South Los Angeles is also part of APLAHW. APLAHW serves more than 8,000 people each year. For more information, please visit aplahw.org.

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