On October 17, 2010, Professor John Heilman led a team of 66 alumni and students through the streets of Los Angeles for the AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2010. The annual walk event benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and a number of other agencies that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS. AIDS Project Los Angeles draws in over 30,000 walkers. Heilman joined together with Whittier Public Interest Law Foundation and Student Bar Association to collectively raise $10,000 under the name of “Team Heilman.” (Heilman alleges he wasn’t creative when naming the team.)
This year’s walk started and ended in West Hollywood Park. Despite the dreary skies and constant drizzle, Whittier alumni and students met up with the team at different points to catch up, snap photos, and laugh while celebrating the amount of money raised by the team.