Walking the Walk for AIDS Project LA

25 years and counting, the APLA's AIDS Walk is a wonderful event.

Now in it's 25th year, AIDS Walk LA had a great turnout for a good cause.

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk the streets of West Hollywood and West LA on a Sunday morning without having to worry about traffic and crossing the street? Last Sunday, about 10 thousand angelenos showed up to support a wonderful organization called AIDS Project LA (APLA) in it’s 25th edition of the AIDS WALK LA.  Everybody and their dogs made it a point to come and support. There were politicos (like Mayor Antonio Villarraigosa), celebrities, kids, seniors.. you name it.

I don’t need to tell you the statistics of this disease, but you might be interested in knowing that there are MANY things that still need to be done to create awareness, get help for people that need basic things like food and medical services, and of course, finding a cure! So with that mindset, all these people chose to walk and obtain donations that will go directly to the APLA.

The walk consists of a 10K (6 miles) and goes through major LA streets, which plenty of window shopping potential and entertainment. I had the good fortune of being invited by my friends Martha and Olivia, from Macy’s, sponsors of this event. As I’ve mentioned before, Macy’s does a great deal both financially and morally to support the fight against AIDS. They’ve raised over 28 million dollars in 20 years. So think about that next time you go shopping. This is a company that always gives back.

So enough about the plug…here are a few pictures of this great day when we did a 10K. We walked our socks off!

To start of the morning bright and early, Macy's hosted a VIP breakfast full of goodies and treats.

To start of the morning bright and early, Macy's hosted a VIP breakfast full of goodies and treats.

Mary Louise Parker form the tv show "Weeds" was at the breakfast event.

Mary Louise Parker from the tv show "Weeds" was at the breakfast event. She is wearing black...

The Macy's team in full, proud to represent and participate.

The Macy's team in full, proud to represent and participate.

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also came to support.

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa also came to support.

Finally Barbies are put to good use in this cool window display along the 10K walk.

Barbies are put to good use in this cool window display along the 10K walk.

Along La Cienega Boulevard thousands of walkers, and a few protesters...but nobody noticed them.

Along La Cienega Boulevard, thousands of walkers doing their thing. There were a few crazy right wing protesters...but nobody paid any attention to them.

Doggies also care! 3 furry friends along the way, happy to be there.

Doggies also care! 3 furry friends (and their owners) along the way, happy to be there. So many pooches showed up, it was also a dog love fest.

Water stations and generous volunteers made the day.

Water stations and generous volunteers made the day.

Finally! The finish line after a morning 10K walk. Very proud at the end.

Finally! The finish line after a morning 10K walk. Very proud at the end.

2 thoughts on “Walking the Walk for AIDS Project LA

  1. Yes! I walked it ALL!!! haha, my friend didn’t mention it was a 10K! Me invito al VIP area y luego a caminarlo pero yo crei que era un 5K…. hasta que empezamos a caminar y que lo anuncian en el speaker. Oh well! Terminamos and we even have a certificate to show. Guess I’m training for a marathon now…

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