October 8, 2013

Antioch University Los Angeles To Once Again Participate in AIDS Walk Los Angeles

Team “Antioch Walks” has supported AIDS Walk LA for more than 20 years

Culver City, CA—October 8, 2013 — The 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013. For more than 20 years, Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) has participated in this important fundraising event as team Antioch Walks.

“AIDS Walk Los Angeles is one of the best things we do. We leave our comfortable campus, join the community, and walk our talk,” says Dr. Joy Turek, chair of the graduate Psychology/Clinical Psychology program and captain of team Antioch Walks. “Everyone is welcome to join: friends, family, partners, kids, or you can come alone.”

In 2012, with over 30 walkers, the AULA team raised $8,873, making AULA the third highest fundraiser out of school teams and 69th-highest fundraiser out of all 1,700 teams. This year, the AULA hopes to have an even bigger team and beat its record from last year by raising $10,000.

The team will assemble in West Hollywood at 9am, where walkers will receive a t-shirt with the Antioch Walks team name on it. The walk is just over six miles, completed at a comfortable pace, and usually takes until about noon.

The money raised by AIDS Walk Los Angeles supports services provided by more than 20 AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Walkers are strongly encouraged to ask people they know to donate in support of their walking, but are welcome to walk even if they don’t collect any money.

Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised nearly $75 million. The event serves as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States.

Those who are unable to walk are encouraged to participate by sponsoring a walker or the Antioch Walks Team. Notes Turek, “Whether you contribute your time as a walker or your money as a sponsor, you can make a powerful difference in people lives.”

About Antioch University Los Angeles

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) provides a rigorous progressive education to prepare students for the complexities of today’s diverse societies. AULA, a not-for-profit institution and part of the Antioch University system, has served the greater Los Angeles area for 40 years. The core values of social justice, service to the community and lifelong learning lie at the heart of the BA degree completion program and master’s degree programs in Organizational Management, Education and Teacher Credentialing, Psychology, Creative Writing, and Urban Sustainability.

Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. www.AntiochLA.edu