AIDS Walk is a walkathon fundraiser that raises money to combat the AIDS epidemic. The funds raised from AIDS Walks usually benefit a local AIDS service organization (such as Gay Men's Health Crisis, Whitman-Walker Clinic or the AIDS Project Los Angeles), which provide services and advocacy for local community residents who are infected with HIV. They are also often credited for being effective tools of public outreach, community empowerment, and education for the issues surrounding AIDS.

AIDS Walk fundraisers are a primarily American phenomenon because the United States has no nationalized healthcare system, and the services provided by local AIDS service organizations may not be otherwise accessible to people who are HIV positive.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles - History
... Joan Rivers raised $45,000 for APLA and other new AIDS service organizations ... Then, on July 28, 1985, APLA held the world's first AIDS Walk ... AIDS Walk Los Angeles is now the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in Southern California ...

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