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AIDS Walk Los Angeles Draws 30K Walkers, Raises Over $3M

Photo by Brian Lowe/Courtesy AIDS Walk Los Angeles
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Were you one of the estimated 30,000 participants who took part in the the 27th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles on Sunday?

The West Hollywood event was bolstered by the appearance of well-known AIDS activists, celebrities, and the fundraising walkers, whose dedication helped bring in a total of $3,005,014 to fight AIDS and provide vital care for people living with HIV in Los Angeles. Among the local elected officials at the event were L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran, L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Tom LaBonge, Dennis Zine, and many more.

Craig E. Thompson, Executive Director of AIDS Project Los Angeles noted following Sunday's event: “With their incredible fundraising, AIDS Walk Los Angeles participants are changing lives, powering prevention efforts, and supporting advocacy work to defend the civil rights of all who live with this still-deadly disease.”