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AIDS Walk LA To Draw Thousands To WeHo Park Sunday

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — More than 30,000 people are expected to take part in the 28th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles at West Hollywood Park on Sunday.

The 10-kilometer walk will get underway at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is slated to speak during the opening ceremony.

Last year’s event raised nearly $3 million with proceeds going toward HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and advocacy programs, said Gabriel McGowan, Director of Communications for AIDS Project LA.

Since it began, the walk has raised more than $72 million to fight the disease in Los Angeles County, McGowan said.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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