Like so many of the women who visit us for care, APLA Health is breaking down barriers in LA County. Our ROAR program provides women with access to a new health and wellness experience, connecting them to a broader community through trust and fairness in healthcare.

Too often, women’s unique healthcare journeys are not taken into account by providers. ROAR is an empowering space for women to speak with women providers who understand their needs and see them for who they truly are.

In the future, ROAR will be hosting more opportunities for women to Reach Out and Reclaim their health on their terms. Your support of the Support walk will ensure more women in South LA and Long Beach will have their voices heard and their needs met.
What to do this week
Check out our amazing sponsors! Most of our sponsors also have their own fundraising teams and support AIDS Walk Los Angeles twofold. The organizations who are collaborating with us this year are sticking by us during these uncertain times and their support makes AIDS Walk Los Angeles possible.

View this year’s  sponsors here .
Janice Littlejohn
ROAR founder & APLA Health Board Secretary

Janice Littlejohn has been involved with AIDS Walk Los Angeles as Walker for five years now and walks because of her close friends who contracted the virus through a blood transfusion. “As a Black-heterosexual women, I wanted to spread the message that this wasn’t some kind of disease that was a punishment or a curse or that it wasn’t exclusively to the LGBTQ community. But, it’s something we all need to be concerned about and have compassion around individuals living with HIV.” With her goal to help end the stigma, she has learned over the years an understanding of HIV and the imperative effects it has on our communities through education and life experiences, one being AIDS Walk LA. “As I have been more involved in AIDS Walk LA, it’s heartening to hear people’s stories. I hope AIDS Walk can continue to protect and prevent vulnerable communities.”