September 21, 2018

Join Oakwood at AIDS Walk LA

Last year's Oakwood AIDS WALK team, pictured here with LA Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

A message from Secondary School Social Studies teacher Mickey Morgan

Even with widespread tragedies such as AIDS, there are things we all can do. Oakwood is one of only four groups in Los Angeles to have a team in each of the 33 AIDS Walks, and last year over forty from the Oakwood community walked in California’s largest AIDS fundraising event. We raised almost $20,000 from our family members, neighbors and friends, and from Oakwood faculty and staff. You are welcome to sign up on our team page as part of the Oakwood team (#0111) and walk with us on October 21. The kids would be thrilled. Over 100 Oakwood students have already signed up this year, and are or will be listed on our team page—where you also can register if you haven’t yet done so. If you cannot come, please consider a donation, either to a particular student (just click on their name, on the team page) or to the Oakwood team in general.

Last year, more than 20,000 people walked the 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) route and raised almost $3 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles.  It was a significant and memorable experience for those from Oakwood who took part—students, faculty, staff, families, and friends. We hope very much that you can join us this year.

Thank you,

Nikki Bayat, Luke Bennett, JoJo Marshall, Alexander Stern, Lauren Horowitz, Nomi Kuntz, Mickey Morgan

Check out this shoutout to our team from ABC7’s Phillip Palmer!