Hollywood : AIDS March Planned
Mayor Tom Bradley has proclaimed Sunday as AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day in Los Angeles, linking a Hollywood candlelight march with other observances to be held that day in more than 200 other cities around the world.
The seventh annual International Candlelight March, designated “Communities as Family . . . Building Hope” is set for Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hollywood High School football field, 1521 N. Highland Ave.
After the march, closing ceremonies are to be held at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. As many as 2,000 people are expected, according to Andrew Weisser of AIDS Project Los Angeles.
The marches are being held “to honor those who have died of AIDS and those who continue the fight,” Weisser said.
Marches will be held in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Houston, Helsinki, Berlin, Manila, Buenos Aires and Sydney, Australia. Internationally, the march is being coordinated by Mobilization Against AIDS in San Francisco.