LOS ANGELES -- AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) have teamed up to present the first Jolly St. Knickers Run on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9 am. The three-mile run will begin at the Abbey Food and Bar and benefit APLA’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries.
Participants are encouraged to wear holiday-inspired attire as they run, walk, or skip through the streets of West Hollywood.
T2 is an endurance training program benefiting APLA, in which participants raise awareness and critical funds for the fight against AIDS as they train to finish a range of events, including full and half marathons, along with shorter “fun runs.” Many participants are complete beginners when they sign up, but after completing T2’s comprehensive endurance training program, T2 athletes are well equipped to cross the finish line.
APLA’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) food pantries, the beneficiary of this weekend's run, is the largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. APLA’s clients, most of whom live on less than $10,000 per year, are able to bring home four bags of groceries every week at no cost to them. NOLP’s offerings include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh vegetables, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
NOLP was originally intended as a supplementary program, but more recently, NOLP has become the only source of food for many APLA clients.
The Abbey Food and Bar, which will serve as the starting line, is located at 692 North Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood. Registration and additional information is available HERE.