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    Stars Take to the Streets for AIDS Walk

    Sometimes there is a good reason for L.A. traffic. 

    Such was the case when major roads were blocked off in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon to accommodate the 30,000 participants making strides through the city for AIDS Project Los Angeles' 25th Annual AIDS Walk. 

    Celebrities including Felicity Huffman, Mary-Louise Parker, Aaron Carter, La Toya Jackson and E!'s Girls Next Door stars Crystal Harris and Kristina and Karissa Shannon hit the streets to join the event, which commemorated a quarter century of AIDS activism. 

    The momentous fundraising event pulled in a whopping $3.1 million for APLA.

    "Through good times and bad, the AIDS Walk is still a steadfast source of fundraising and awareness in its decades-long campaign to make AIDS history," Craig R. Miller, founder and producer of the event, said.

    The AIDS walk has raised more than $66 million for APLA and dozens of Los Angeles County HIV/AIDS organizations since its inception in 1985. APLA is one of the largest nonprofit AIDS service organizations in the United States. 

    This year's walk fundraising efforts were even more critical, according to APLA Executive Director Craig E. Thompson. 

    "A crippling $85 million cut to California's HIV/AIDS budget means that the generosity of our closest friends is as important than it has ever been," Thompson said.   

    Teri Hatcher showed her support of the organization's cause by hosting the postwalk reception at Wolfgang Puck's at the Pacific Design Center.

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