One Walk: Dozens of Benefiting Organizations
Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an AIDS service organization dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV–related public policy. AIDS Walk Los Angeles makes it possible for APLA to provide urgently needed food, dental care, safe housing, and much more to people with HIV/AIDS who also face poverty, hunger, and homelessness. APLA also runs the county’s largest network of HIV prevention programs to end the epidemic in Los Angeles.
Click here for a list of programs and services at APLA
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Click here for information on policy and activism at APLA.
Additional Benefiting Organizations: Community Coalition Teams of 2012
AIDS Project Los Angeles has long recognized that no single organization can meet all the critical needs that arise from HIV/AIDS. That’s why, each year, AIDS Walk Los Angeles and APLA invite other vitally important AIDS organizations to be co–beneficiaries of the event. These organizations provide medical care, home–delivered meals, women‘s and children‘s services, and much more throughout Los Angeles. They participate as fundraising teams in AIDS Walk Los Angeles at no cost to themselves, and they keep 100% of the funds they raise.
“To be quite honest, without the money we raised last year at AIDS Walk Los Angeles, I am not sure where we would be now .”
— Sunnie Rose, Executive Director, The Life Group LA
“AIDS Walk Los Angeles has always been a boost for APAIT Health Center. We walk as an excellent form of team building. The money raised helps serve our clients and build our own capacity to provide services.”
— Jury Candelario , CEO, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team
“The month before AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2009, we lost funding for our one-on-one peer support program, treatment advocacy, and support groups. But we're able to keep it all going because of the money we raised as a member of the Community Coalition Initiative.”
— Hillel Wasserman, Co–Captain of Team Being Alive, and Board Member, Being Alive