Sunday, October 16, 2011

Celebrities come out to support AIDS Walk L.A. 2011...

Today was the 27th year of the AIDS Walk Los Angeles and aside from the thousands of people who came out to walk and raise money for AIDS Project L.A., lots of celebrities were on hand to mark the occasion.
AIDS Walk LA 2011Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fashion guru and current Dancing with the Stars contestant, Carson Kressley, was a hoot and really entertained the crowds.

Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley AIDS Walk LA
Carson Kressley AIDS Walk LA 2011
He was joined on stage by Dancing with the Stars professional dancer, Louis Van Amstel, who literally took the shirt off his back to model the t-shirts and memorabilia available for fundraisers.

Louis Van Amstel
Louis Van Amstel AIDS Walk LA
TV's The Price is Right host and comedian, Drew Carey, welcomed everyone to this year's proceedings and shared his own personal experiences about friends who had sadly died from AIDS in the past.

Drew Carey
Drew Carey AIDS Walk LA 2011
Broadway star and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actress, Jenifer Lewis, sang for the assembled masses and whipped the crowds into a frenzy.

Jenifer Lewis
Jenifer Lewis AIDS Walk LA 2011
NCIS star Pauley Perrette was one of the highest celebrity fundraisers with over $20,000 worth of sponsorship, how fantastic is that, and with one of her co-stars she thanked all this year's event sponsors for their valuable support.

Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette AIDS Walk LAAIDS Walk la 2011 celebs
Glee fans got to see Dot Marie Jones, 'The Beast', auction the glee t-shirt off her very back, for which Drew Carey paid $500. What a great sport she was and she appeared on stage with Carson Kressley's ex-fellow presenter of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Jai Rodriguez.

Jai Rodriguez and Dot Marie Jones
Dot Marie Jones AIDS Walk LA
Comedian and star of the American Queer as Folk series, Hal Sparks, took to the stage with his four and half month old baby to thank the walkers for coming out for this worthy cause and for all their hard work.

Hal Sparks
Hal Sparks AIDS Walk LA 2011
It was a pretty emotional and motivating start to the AIDS Walk. I was there to raise awareness and run the course through the cities of West Hollywood and Los Angeles for the T2: Team to End AIDS marathon training group, who also raise much needed money to benefit AIDS Project L.A.

AIDS Walk 2011 start
AIDS Walk LA 2011
Come back tomorrow to see how my teammates and I got on running the wonderfully empty streets of L.A.

And if you want to make a difference and want to help us end HIV/AIDS, you can donate to my marathon fundraising today...

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