AIDS Walk Los Angeles returns in-person for first time since 2019

ByKirsten Cintigo KABC logo
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
AIDS Walk Los Angeles returns in-person for first time since 2019
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In 2022, the 38th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles returned to an in-person event in West Hollywood.

On Oct. 16, AIDS Walk Los Angeles is returning for the first time since 2019.

ABC7 is a proud sponsor of the event.

Taking place at West Hollywood Park, this year's theme, "Be All Over It," calls on people to "no longer stay silent on the issues (they) feel passionate about."

The walk's purpose is to raise funds and build support and awareness of HIV/AIDS. Money raised through this event benefits APLA Health and other HIV/AIDS organizations in Los Angeles County.

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn hundreds of thousands of supporters to walk, and millions more to donate, raising more than $92 million.

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"Our passion and energy for change is still as strong today as it was at the very first AIDS Walk Los Angeles," Craig E. Thompson, CEO of APLA Health, said. "Only now, we see a world in which attentions have been diverted elsewhere, where healthcare rights are threatened at the highest levels, and where access to quality healthcare isn't guaranteed for all."

Thompson continued, "For 39 years, APLA Health has been doing the work to increase access to care, provide resources for underserved communities, and fight for HIV advocacy. Unfortunately, there is substantial progress to be made in the fight for healthcare justice."

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