Published: October 11, 2002


BURBANK, Calif. — October 11, 2002 -— Kicking off their high-heels to make way for more comfortable walking shoes, Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce, Mario Lopez and Dorian Gregory, the co-hosts of television talk show THE OTHER HALF are recruiting their Los Angeles-area viewers for AIDS Walk Los Angeles on October 20, 2002. THE OTHER HALF co-hosts have invited their fans, friends and families to join them at the AIDS Walk as they raise funds in support of AIDS Project LA and other HIV/AIDS focused organizations. THE OTHE HALF airs in Los Angeles on NBC-4, Monday through Friday at Noon.

“‘THE OTHER HALF is seen by millions of women and AIDS is one of the most universally important health issues for women,” said Bonaduce. “We’re participating in AIDS Walk Los Angeles to show our compassion for those with AIDS and to support the search for a cure.”

“Whether or not they actually walk, we hope everyone will show support by going to our website ( and clicking on the blue AIDS Walk logo,” said Gregory. “On the website, supporters can join our team, sponsor another walker or make a donation to the cause. Together, I know we will make a difference.” Registration, donations and information are all also available by telephone at (213) 201-WALK.

“As a long-time sponsor of AIDS Walk LA, we are thrilled to have the participation of THE OTHER HALF and its hosts. Their support will bring a tremendous boost for the walk and will raise the level of national awareness in the fight against AIDS,” said Paula Madison, President and General Manager of KNBC.

“THE OTHER HALF’s involvement in AIDS Walk Los Angeles will help to mobilize the local community while bringing national attention to the battle to defeat AIDS,” said Lisa Wolter, Event Coordinator of AIDS Walk Los Angeles.

On the day of the event, Sign-In for registered participants begins at 8:30 AM. The Opening Ceremony begins at 9:15 AM. The Walk begins at 10:00 AM. The 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) course begins and ends on San Vicente Blvd., between Melrose Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

AIDS Project Los Angeles, a non-profit community-based organization, provides direct services to thousands of men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. In addition to APLA, the AIDS Walk benefits other Los Angeles area AIDS service organization through a program called the Community Coalition Initiative. For more information about AIDS Walk Los Angeles, please call (213) 201-9255, or visit

Susan Winston, Dan Funk, Mark Stendal and Alan Winters are Executive Producers for THE OTHER HALF. THE OTHER HALF is an NBC Studios Production in association with Blanki & Bodi Productions and Fisher Entertainment, and distributed by NBC Enterprises Domestic Syndication. THE OTHER HALF is from the partnership of NBC, Gannett Broadcasting and Hearst-Argyle Television.

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