Why: To benefit AIDS vaccine
When: Friday, August 9
Sunday, August 11
Where: Birdi's, (115 Sycamore
St.; Downtown Decatur)
Downtown Decatur's Birdi's
restaurant is hosting a silent art auction to benefit the Emory Vaccine
Center and the UCLA AIDS Foundation. Local artists, such as Jody McFerren,
Dan Dubois, Dewayne Mullis, and others, are donating their work for
Winning bids from the weekend
auction will be posted on Sunday evening.
The Hope Clinic of the Emory
Vaccine Center is a newly created Emory clinical research facility devoted
to clinical trials of promising new vaccines and therapeutic interventions.
Staff from the Clinic will be present on Friday, August 9, to greet
patrons, the media, and others interested in AIDS vaccine research.
Investigators at the Hope
Clinic, located at 603 Church St. in Decatur, use the facility to translate
basic research findings into useful clinical advances in preventing
and treating some of the world's most challenging infectious diseases,
including AIDS and malaria.