Independent Staff Report
WEST HOLLYWOOD — The 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, which starts and ends in West Hollywood, will be held Oct. 11. The walk is expected to draw a crowd of more than 25,000 and raise millions of dollars in support of the tens of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.
The 10-kilometer walk will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other area AIDS service organizations. The groups provide support services to thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV prevention work that reaches many more throughout the Southland.
Since its inception, AIDS Walk L.A. has raised more than $79 million.
Participants are encouraged to register using the event’s newly revamped website at la.aidswalk.net. The site provides users with tools that integrate seamlessly with email and major social networks to make fundraising quick, easy and effective.