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Media Contact: Lance Skelly 15 December 2006
  lance.skelly@emory.edu    
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Emory Healthcare Joins ING Georgia Marathon as Sponsor and Medical Provider
Emory Healthcare has teamed up with ING as an official sponsor and medical provider for the inaugural ING Georgia Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2007.

The 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon will wind through Atlanta neighborhoods, and the treks lead past both Emory University Hospital on the Emory University campus and Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta.

The event will consist of a marathon, a half-marathon and wheelchair events. The race course will travel through the metro Atlanta area's most interesting and historic neighborhoods, including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Midtown and Downtown. Along the way, it will pass landmarks including the King Center, the Carter Center, the Margaret Mitchell House and Underground Atlanta, where the ING Georgia Marathon will begin and end.

"We are pleased to partner with the very first ING Georgia Marathon, which will certainly become one of Atlanta's most prominent annual athletic events and human endurance challenges," said Emory Healthcare CEO John T. Fox.

"More than 15,000 individuals are expected to participate in either the full or half marathon," said Fox. "By providing an experienced and dedicated team of medical professionals and a large volunteer base, Emory Healthcare will enjoy the special opportunity to serve our community through both hands-on medical assistance, and through the many educational workshops and events leading up to the actual event."

In the coming months, Emory will create and publicize a number of training events and informational seminars led by Emory physicians in order to help marathon participants prepare physically for the challenging event in late March. Runners and race-day volunteers can get more information at: www.inggeorgiamarathon.com.

About Emory Healthcare: Emory Healthcare (www.emoryhealthcare.org) is the clinical arm of the Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, the jointly-owned Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Medical Affiliates, Emory Specialty Associates, Dialysis Access Center of Atlanta, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Emory Medical Foundation, and Emory Physical Therapy, Emory Healthcare has revenues of $1.5 billion and approximately 10,000 employees.

About the ING Marathon: The ING Georgia Marathon creates awareness for healthy lifestyles in the local community. The inaugural event runs on March 25, 2007 with approximately 15,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes expected to participate. The event will create an estimated $21 million in economic impact on the metro Atlanta community. For more information, please visit www.inggeorgiamarathon.com.

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Media Contact: Lance Skelly 15 December 2006
  lskelly@emory.edu    
  (404) 686-8538   Print  | Email ]
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Emory Healthcare Joins ING Georgia Marathon as Sponsor and Medical Provider
Emory Healthcare has teamed up with ING as an official sponsor and medical provider for the inaugural ING Georgia Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2007.

The 26.2-mile marathon and 13.1-mile half marathon will wind through Atlanta neighborhoods, and the treks lead past both Emory University Hospital on the Emory University campus and Emory Crawford Long Hospital on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta.

The event will consist of a marathon, a half-marathon and wheelchair events. The race course will travel through the metro Atlanta area's most interesting and historic neighborhoods, including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Midtown and Downtown. Along the way, it will pass landmarks including the King Center, the Carter Center, the Margaret Mitchell House and Underground Atlanta, where the ING Georgia Marathon will begin and end.

"We are pleased to partner with the very first ING Georgia Marathon, which will certainly become one of Atlanta's most prominent annual athletic events and human endurance challenges," said Emory Healthcare CEO John T. Fox.

"More than 15,000 individuals are expected to participate in either the full or half marathon," said Fox. "By providing an experienced and dedicated team of medical professionals and a large volunteer base, Emory Healthcare will enjoy the special opportunity to serve our community through both hands-on medical assistance, and through the many educational workshops and events leading up to the actual event."

In the coming months, Emory will create and publicize a number of training events and informational seminars led by Emory physicians in order to help marathon participants prepare physically for the challenging event in late March. Runners and race-day volunteers can get more information at: www.inggeorgiamarathon.com.

About Emory Healthcare: Emory Healthcare (www.emoryhealthcare.org) is the clinical arm of the Emory University Woodruff Health Sciences Center. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, the jointly-owned Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Emory Medical Affiliates, Emory Specialty Associates, Dialysis Access Center of Atlanta, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Emory Medical Foundation, and Emory Physical Therapy, Emory Healthcare has revenues of $1.5 billion and approximately 10,000 employees.

About the ING Marathon: The ING Georgia Marathon creates awareness for healthy lifestyles in the local community. The inaugural event runs on March 25, 2007 with approximately 15,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes expected to participate. The event will create an estimated $21 million in economic impact on the metro Atlanta community. For more information, please visit www.inggeorgiamarathon.com.

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