On Monday, October 10, 2011 AIDS Project Los Angeles and AIDS Walk Los Angeles announced that more than 30,000 participants are expected to fill the streets for the 27th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles (California’s Largest AIDS Fundraiser) to be held on Sunday, October 16, 2011 in West Hollywood Park (San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue) starting at 9:00 am.
The expected celebrity guests are: Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right”), Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”), Barrett Foa (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”), Carson Kressley(television personality and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant), Academy Award winner Cloris Leachman (“Raising Hope”), Pauley Perrette (“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Service”), and Louis Van Amstel (“Dancing with the Stars”). Jenifer Lewis will close the Opening Ceremony with her performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Per event organizers Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
and West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran
will speak about the current HIV/AIDS crisis in Los Angeles County and the vital work of lead beneficiary APLA.
Also the following elected officials are expected to attend: United States Representatives Linda Sanchez
and Adam Schiff
; California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez
; California State Assemblymembers Betsy Butler
, Mike Feuer
, Bonnie Lowenthal
and Anthony Portantino
; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
; Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz
and Tom LaBonge
; West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang
and West Hollywood City Councilmember John D’Amico
; and Los Angeles County Director of the Office of AIDS Programs & Policy, Mario J. Perez
Remember Rain or Shine The 27th Annual AIDS Walk LA is this Sunday at the West Hollywood Park. Participants will walk the 10k (6.2 mile) main event and to raise money for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles and other non profit organizations in the Los Angeles County. Last year AIDS Walk LA raised a total of: $2,878,711 for L.A. County’s fight against AIDS.
About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA):
AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. With more than 26 years of service, APLA is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. For more information, visit apla.org.About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:
Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $69 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 2010 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised nearly $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 20 other AIDS service organizations. For more information, visit aidswalk.net.
About MZA Events:
AIDS Walk Los Angeles was founded in 1985 by Craig R. Miller and his organization of activists, MZA Events. Miller is the AIDS Walk originator and has produced hundreds of public service campaigns and fundraising events, generating more than $359 million for major AIDS organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit mzaevents.com
Source: AIDS Walk LA/MZA Events, AIDS Project Los Angeles & Examiner.com
Photos credit to: AIDS Walk LA/MZA Events & Daniela Hubbard
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Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an Award Winning American (Journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist). Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is visited by close to two million visitors a month while growing each day. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also Producer, Director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar and the President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA.
Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises and an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications Family of Companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County Events Examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities, and since 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money and awareness for The Life Group LA and volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.
Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar receives the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan ng Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California.
On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received Award for Most Fascinating Person of the Year 2012. On 2-22-2013 Steven Escobar is nominated for a 2013 EOTM Award (Entrepreneurs on the Move) for Outstanding Journalist and on April 25, 2013 receives nomination for 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Internet Radio.
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