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AIDS Walk Los Angeles

October 10, 2012 — Leave a comment


Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited 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. Register to walk and support this great cause!

The world’s first AIDS Walk was developed by Craig R. Miller in 1984, during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Seeing the need for immediate action in response to this public-health emergency, Miller sought to fill the void left by the government’s negligible response to the crisis. Drawing on his experience as a political and community organizer, Miller’s approach combined grassroots activism with fundraising and other campaign strategies to raise both awareness and urgently needed funds for the fight against AIDS.

Miller and APLA expected to draw a crowd of 1,000 supporters and raise $100,000 for this very first AIDS Walk. On July 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, 4,500 courageous and visionary people assembled at Paramount Studios and raised an astonishing $673,000.

In the following years, AIDS Walk Los Angeles would become the largest AIDS fundraising event in California, bringing 30,000 participants together annually to fight HIV/AIDS. The event raises millions each year for APLA, helping it provide vital services to thousands living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, and run the county’s largest network of prevention programs.

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised more than $72 million. The event serves as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States.

WHAT: AIDS Walk Los Angeles
WHERE: 647 North San Vicente Blvd | West Hollywood, CA 90069
WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2012 | 8:30 am

CONTACT INFO: (213) 201-WALK or email


  • Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Sign-In, 9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins, and 10 a.m. AIDS Walk Los Angeles  Begins
  • Length: 10 kilometers/6.2 miles

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The California Music Festival and AIDS Walk will be a fun, family day complete with some of L.A.’s best Food Trucks, free carnival games and rides, great performances in Griffith Park and a 70’s Boogie Night Concert featuring KC and the Sunshine Band at the Greek Theatre and much more, hosted by Magic Johnson and your favorite K-EARTH 101 DJ’s.

KC and the Sunshine Band will perform his chart-topping hits such as “That’s The Way (I Like IT)”, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” and “I’m Your Boogie Man,” among many more. The night will also feature superstars of the 70s including Cheryl Lynn, Thelma Houston, A Tribute to Don Cornelius and Soul Train and Heatwave.


2:00 pm 

Family Fun Festival in Griffith Park opens with live California music all-day long. Dance in the park to the music of the Beatles, Beach Boys, Disco, a Latin Explosion plus a comedy stage. This years new free carnival rides include a zip line, bungee jumping, a Ferris Wheel, Pirate Ship Ride, Giant Slide, Climbing Wall, Game Booths and the Magic Johnson Free Throw Toss are all included in the bash. Free carnival games will be non-stop plus you can get your face painted, add an airbrushed tattoo and even sit down with a psychic.

The free food village this year includes 20 famous food trucks including: Don Chow Tacos, Fishlips Sushi, Baby’s Badass Burgers, Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, PBJ’s and much more. Kick-back and relax with free food while listening to music tucked in the shade of the walnut, mahogany and oak trees in the largest municipal park in the United States.

4:30 pm

Then it’s a memorial 3k AIDS Walk thru America’s largest urban park ending at the Greek Theatre. As the Festival continues, families and friends will come together to enjoy fun, food, music and camaraderie. Our 3K California AIDS Walk takes you through Griffith Park. This low-stress stroll will begin and end at the Greek Theater with plenty of entertainment and refreshments along the way.

6:00 pm

AHF and K-EARTH 101’s ’70s Boogie Night at the Greek! Nothing but stars singing non-stop hits plus costume contests, dance-offs, a very special tribute to Don Cornelius and Soul Train and even more. With the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Festival right outside its front doors, the Greek Theatre will open and the music will begin. For three hours, enjoy some of music’s biggest stars under the stars at the iconic Greek presented by AHF and K-EARTH 101. Registered walkers will get weekly updates on the concert line-up. Every walker will receive a free event t-shirt.

9:00 pm

 The 2nd Annual California Music Festival and AIDS Walk comes to a close… For just 364 days!

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WHAT: K-EARTH 101 California Music Festival and AIDS Walk
WHEN: Sunday, May 20 | 2 pm – 9 pm
WHERE: The Greek Theatre | Griffith Park  | 2700 North Vermont Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90027



  • Concert prices: $110.00 / $85.00 / $75.00 / $65.00

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