Aids Walk

  • NYFA LA Students Participate in LA AIDS Walk


    For five plus years, the New York Film Academy Los Angeles has been sending teams to the LA AIDS Walk. And since Hollywood loves franchises, we did it again!

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    Starting in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease. Their goal is to reduce the incidence of HIV infection and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.

    Actor Peter Gallagher (“The OC,” “American Beauty”) and Mayor Eric Garrett sent the 10,000 walkers off in style through the streets of Downtown LA. Unlike last year’s surface-of-the-sun level heat wave, the weather cooperated and even some clouds helped shield our speedy NYFA Walkers. With our trusted unofficial mascot, Gambit, by our side, the team made it all 10 KM in record time (for us).

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    Once again, New York Film Academy is among the top fundraising universities… and can rise even further with your help! 

    Our team is still accepting donations for this important cause at:  The deadline is November 15 — in order to be counted for this year’s total.


    November 8, 2016 • Community Highlights • Views: 3731

  • Team NYFA Walking in LA

    Drew Carey

    Drew Carey at AIDS WALK in LA

    On Sunday, October 13, dozens of staff, faculty and students from New York Film Academy joined a crowd of 25,000 for the 10K LA AIDS Walk. Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), a service organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection and advocating for fair and effective HIV–related public policy.

    This year, Drew Carey and the always-resplendent Richard Simmons helped rally the troops as thousands took to the streets and proved that people really do walk in LA. (And, in the process, raised more than $2 Million for APLA!)

    Braving early morning shuttles, road closures and the overwhelming desire to sleep in, Team NYFA made its presence known at AIDS Walk. Team co-captain Sara Blindauer led the charge while two-year-old Judah Conner pushed co-captain Eric Conner to reach the finish line. Thankfully, AIDS Walk’s volunteers enabled the team to go strong via water, snack bars, popsicles and Cheetos!

    With the help of star fundraising students like Amanda Vanucchi & Arndt Werling and the generosity of the school’s faculty & staff, New York Film Academy is one of the AIDS Walk’s top five fundraising Universities… and rising.

    To donate to our team (till Nov 8) or learn more about AIDS Walk, visit:

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    October 16, 2013 • Community Highlights • Views: 4823