The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa Throws Support Behind 2008 Aids Walk Los Angeles

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AIDS Walk Attempting to Out-Raise Last Year's $3.9 Million Fundraising Record.

On October 19, 2008, the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa will join community leaders in supporting the 2008 AIDS Walk Los Angeles, striving to spread AIDS awareness and beat last year's fundraising record of $3.9 million. Funds go to AIDS Program Los Angeles (APLA) and other AIDS service organizations throughout the county.

"This is a very important cause, and we are proud to help out in any way that we can," says Bruce Gorelick, the Hollywood luxury hotel's General Manager. "The AIDS epidemic requires us all to come together and help one another, and the work done by these valuable organizations is indispensable, both in education and in prevention. We look forward to taking part in the most successful AIDS Walk ever!"

Since its inception in 1985, the Walk has become a Los Angeles tradition - a celebration of commitment and determination in the face of daunting odds. The Walk begins and ends at beautiful West Hollywood Park at San Vincente Blvd., between Melrose Ave and Santa Monica Blvd., encompassing a loop of approximately 10 km and 2-3 hours. People wanting to get involved can register to walk by visiting http://aidswalk.net/losangeles, where they can join walking teams, set fundraising goals, and find tips on how to get sponsored.

With the $3.9 million raised last year, APLA and 20 other AIDS organizations in Southern California were able to continue to supply critical AIDS education, awareness, and prevention campaigns. APLA provides comprehensive, life-sustaining services to the 50,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. All of this is dependent on the continuing support of the Hollywood community.

"AIDS Walk simply is not possible without the kindness and essential backing of local businesses," says Melissa Sirola, Community Organizer for AIDS Walk. "We would like to thank the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa for their generous support."

The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa will be donating a number of Los Angeles hotel accommodations to event staff and volunteers from around the country. The hotel encourages the press and the public to visit the 2008 AIDS Walk website for more information about attending and to donate online to this worthy cause.

About The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, located at Hollywood & Highland Center, a shopping and entertainment Mecca and home to the Academy Awards® ceremonies, offers 637 distinctive guest rooms, 33 suites, and the unforgettable 3,500 square foot Panorama Suite. Awarded the ENERGY STAR® Label from the EPA in 2008, the property is well known as being a favorite among major production companies and business travelers alike, the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa embodies modern luxury accented by classic Hollywood charm, featuring the distinctive Hollywood restaurant Twist, an outdoor pool overlooking the Hollywood Sign, world-class fitness center, and outstanding service savvy travelers have come to expect from the Renaissance brand name. The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, is located at 1755 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028. Please call (323) 856-1200, or visit http://renaissancehollywood.com.

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