On April 29, 2016, AIDS Walks Los Angeles announce there moving from West Hollywood, CA Park to Grand Park in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. AIDS Walk Los Angeles is California’s largest AIDS fundraising event and the world’s first walk to fight an epidemic.
The 2016 event will be held on Sunday, October 23 in their new location, Grand Park at 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Grand Park is a 12 acres park located in the civic center of Los Angeles, California. It is part of the larger Grand Avenue Project, with its first phase having opened in July 2012. AIDS Walk Los Angeles ask for your support to help APLA continue to evolve and grow in its efforts to end AIDS.
Per letter signed by Craig E. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer at APLA/APLA Health & Wellness states: “We are also pleased to share with you the exciting news that we have just secured for the event a new, larger, and more inviting venue: Grand Park in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. This beautiful and expansive public space is surrounded by the headquarters of many of the largest companies in California, dozens of which organize highly successful teams in support of the event. It is also close to several major transportation hubs (an LA Metro stop is situated right in the middle of the park), and the stunning 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) route serves as a walking tour through the history-rich and architecturally vibrant Downtown Los Angeles streets. Additionally, the new location reflects the diverse communities that participate in AIDS Walk Los Angeles and who are served by APLA and APLA Health & Wellness.”
“As you know, the funds raised by AIDS Walk Los Angeles support essential programs and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as innovative and targeted HIV prevention work. APLA provides food, access to safe housing, counseling, and much more for 6,000 people living with the disease. Its sister organization, APLA Health & Wellness, provides primary medical and dental services at low or no cost to 8,000 people, with a specific focus on low-income LGBT people–those who are most at risk of HIV infection.” concluded Mr. Thompson.
For more information, please visit la.aidswalk.net. To connect with the online community on Facebook, simply join the AIDS Walk Los Angeles Facebook Fan Page. To view exclusive video content, visit the AIDS Walk Los Angeles YouTube channel at youtube.com/aidswalkla. To receive instant updates, follow “@AIDSWalkLA” on Twitter.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $79 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2014 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised over $2.2 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other L.A. County AIDS service organizations. For more information, view the fact sheet or visit la.aidswalk.net.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): APLA provides life-saving services for people living with HIV/AIDS across Los Angeles County, including medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as well as HIV testing, prevention, and education programs. APLA delivers care to over 14,000 people annually and is a leader on policy and legislation that affects the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. For more information, please visit apla.org and aplahw.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Congratulations to MZA Events at AIDS Walk Los Angeles Staff and AIDS Project Los Angeles for moving to Grand Park Downtown Los Angeles. We applaud their decision because it is a much better venue. As you know lots of things have been happening in West Hollywood such hate crimes and community leaders activists is almost disappearing because they’re focusing on profit and the youth, so everything is changing. Also as you know any one can get AIDS or HIV because his or her partner did not disclose it or may not been aware of it. So by bringing the event to downtown Los Angeles they will reach to all who may be at risk of such a terrible disease.