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14 May 2007
"Hope Springs Eternal" 5K Benefits AIDS Vaccine Research & Education at Emory
The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center will host its fourth annual Hope Springs Eternal 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The race will begin at 9 a.m. in the Main Pavilion in Decatur Square (registration from 8-8:45 a.m.). Walkers are welcome, and dogs and strollers are OK. Others are welcome to cheer or 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 participation and knowledge about HIV prevention clinical trials.

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 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.

To register for the race by May 18 ($25), go to or or at the Main Pavilion location on race day ($30).

We would like to thank the following generous sponsors and supporters: Kroger Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Holiday Inn-Decatur, Especially Baskets, Taco Mac, Atlanta Bread Company, Publix, Mediterranean Grill, BrickStore Pub, Sweet Melissa's, Mick's, Smoothie King, Java Monkey, Chik-fil-A, Chocolat, and Standard Press.

This event is one of several Hope Clinic events observing HIV Vaccine Awareness Weekend. The HIV Vaccine Awareness Event, "The Role of the Black Church in Combating HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community: Focusing on HIV Vaccines," will be held Friday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church, 182 Hunter Street, Norcross, Ga.

The event features presentations by Bishop William Sheals, Reverend Edwin Sanders and Reverend Matthew Williams, along with Mark Mulligan, MD, of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center and Dr. Miriam Burnett of the Interdenominational Theological Center. This event is free and open to the public. For reservations, call 877-424-4673.

Event sponsors include the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center, Hopewell Baptist Church and SisterLove, Inc., with partners including AID Atlanta, AID Gwinnett, Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Institute for Health Protection, Recovery Consultants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Emory Center for AIDS Research, National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities, Interdenominational Theological Center, the Legacy Project, AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Humanitarian Endeavors, AIDS Survival Project, Atlanta Harm Reduction Center and Action Cycling Atlanta.

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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