AIDS Walk Los Angeles – Sunday, October 13, 2013
AIDS Walk is a walkathon fundraiser that raises money to combat the AIDS epidemic. The funds raised from AIDS Walk Los Angeles will benefit 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.
This year, the UCLA Volunteer Center, Office for Residential Life: First Year Experience, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and the LGBT Resource Center have joined forces and formed a team that will participate in the walk. We will be walking for Pedro, the main character in this year’s Common Book, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned. The first 100 to sign up will receive free transportation, breakfast, and a t-shirt; sign up today at https://www.orl.ucla.edu/walk-for-pedro. If you miss the deadline or want to meet the team at the Walk, visit the official UCLA team page to register directly with AIDS Walk LA.
To learn more about the history of HIV/AIDS: visit the AIDS Project Los Angeles website.