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!