Hollywood Wax Museum Signs on as Media Partner for 27th Annual AIDS Walk LA, Oct. 16, 2011
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 19, 2011)--The world's first walk to fight the aids epidemic and California's largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event continues its innovative "I Walk" campaign at the 27th annual Aids Walk LA, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 at in West Hollywood Park. The Hollywood Wax Museum has joined the effort as a media partner to spread the word about this important event, according to owner Tej Sundher.
An expected 30,000 walkers and dozens of celebrities and elected officials will gather to raise money for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and 20 important Los Angeles County AIDS service organizations that take care of those most in need. This year also marks the 30th year since AIDS was first identified in the United States.
AIDS Walk Los Angeles is one of the biggest, most diverse, and highly anticipated annual events in Los Angeles. Last year, a passionate crowd of 30,000 walkers and 2,500 volunteers raised more than $2.8 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy programs. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $69 million to fight the disease in Los Angeles County, and the AIDS Walk movement has raised more than a half-billion nationwide.
This year's marketing campaign once again acknowledges the extraordinary work of thousands of dedicated participants as it continues to reinvigorate the public's attention to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Under the heading, "I Walk.." the artwork features photographs of the spectrum of Angelenos wearing white T-shirts that illustrate each of their personal relationships with the HIV/AIDS crisis in Los Angeles County.
The 10k (6.2 mile) AIDS Walk Los Angeles route begins and ends in West Hollywood park, and the crowd will take to the streets of West Hollywood and Los Angeles. Walker sign-in begins at 8:30 am, with the Opening Ceremony at 9:15 am. The walk beings at 10 am. For more information and to register, call 213.201.WALK (9255) or visit www.aidswalk.net.
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