The Emory University Physician Assistant Class of 2009 will be hosting the 7th Annual Physician Assistant's Care to Share 5K Fun Run at Lullwater Park on April 12. The goal is to raise $20,000 to benefit three local charities: The Good Samaritan Health Center, the South Georgia Farm worker Health Project and the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation.
Location: Emory University Lullwater Park, 1463 Clifton Rd., Atlanta
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Time: Day-of Registration 8 a.m., 5K Run 9 a.m., Kids 1 Mile Run 10 a.m.
Cost: $20 adult ($25 day of race registration), $12 for kids 12 and under
Pre-registration and/or donations can be made at:
A portion of The Fun Run funds will benefit the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation that is a nonprofit organization that leverages private resources to support the Grady Health System. Grady Hospital is the only level I trauma center in the region, the ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta, home to Georgia's only poison center, the only 24 hour sickle cell center and one of the nation's largest burn units. Grady is a vital resource of clinical rotations for PA and medical students.
A portion of the funds will go to the Good Samaritan Health Center. "Good Sam" is an indigent care clinic with three locations in the Atlanta area. This nonprofit clinic offers medical, counseling, social, and dental services to the local homeless and working poor. In 2004, Good Sam saw 17,500 patients -- 20 percent were homeless and an additional 70 percent were uninsured working poor. In 2006, only 23 percent of the operating budget was covered by patient fees.
This fundraiser will also support the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project. This project provides free health care to migrant and seasonal farm workers in the fields of Echols, Lowndes and Decatur counties of South Georgia.
The Emory PA Program is dedicated to training PA's in primary care to serve the underserved. It is ranked third by U.S. News and World Report. See www.EmoryPA.org for more information.
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