The streets of Los Angeles teemed with participants of the 28th yearly AIDS Walk on a sunny morning of Sunday to raise funds for unrelenting education and thwarting of the AIDS disease.
The walk started and ended at the West Hollywood Park, at the street of San Vicente Boulevard amid Santa Monica Boulevard in addition to the Melrose Avenue and raised $2.9 million this year for the HIV AIDS program and its services right through the country of Los Angeles, an endeavor since the year 1985.
The funds raised from the Sunday’s walk will be used to shore up the AIDS Project of Los Angeles with life protracting offers like medical heed, food as well as house facility to the low income people suffering from the virus. Besides this, the organization also renders the country’s largest association of preventing the HIV Program, testing, guidance and direction according to the network.
The director of this walk was happy to see a major contribution of youth and school teams. Various VIPs, superstar visitors and officials, apart from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had participated too. “The 30,000 participants who took to the streets today can take pride in the incredible $2,912,209 raised to fight AIDS and lift up the lives those affected by HIV,” Craig R. Miller, founder and producer of the event, said in a statement.“Thanks to the thousands of dedicated people who walk and fundraise each year, we have made tremendous progress and we are facing a better day in the fight against AIDS,” he said. “But we have to remain strong in our response. We have to remain vigilant. And most of all we have to remain visible. ”
AIDS Walk 2012 Pictures – Los Angeles