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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 10 May 2006    
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Hope Springs Eternal 5K Benefits AIDS Research at Emory Vaccine Center
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host its third annual Hope Springs Eternal 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 20, 2006. The race will begin at 9:00 am in the Main Pavilion in Decatur Square (registration from 8-8:45 am). Walkers are welcome, and dogs and strollers are OK. Others are welcome to cheer or to volunteer to help on race day!

Funds raised from this event will enable the Hope Clinic to continue supporting outreach and education efforts to communities in Atlanta to increase knowledge about HIV prevention clinical trials and also increase participation.

All participants will receive a race t-shirt, bagels, fresh fruit, and water! Trophies will go to the overall male and female winner, masters male and female winner, plus three-deep in five-year age groups from 19 and under to 65 and over. All participants will be automatically entered in a special drawing for several prizes to be given away at the conclusion of the event. What a deal!

To register for the race by May 15 ($25), go to or or at the Main Pavilion location on race day ($30). We would like to thank the following generous sponsors: Kroger Corporation, Southern Company, Southern Voice, Roly Poly – Decatur, and Standard Press.

This event is one of several Hope Clinic events observing HIV Vaccine Awareness Weekend. The Action Cycling 200 Road Race from Atlanta to Athens takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21. The HIV Vaccine Awareness Event (“Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine”) will be held on Thursday, May 18 at (6:30 pm) at the LeFont Plaza Theater on Ponce de Leon Avenue, including a keynote talk by Pat Thomas, author of the book "Big Shot: Passion, Politics, and the Struggle for an AIDS Vaccine," Screening of the award-winning documentary film "Ending AIDS: The Search for a Vaccine," and the "Taste of the World" reception.

If you want to “do something BIG” for humanity or simply learn more about all these and other Hope Clinic’s activities, please call 877-424-HOPE (4673) or visit our website at

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