Emory Report

March 23, 1998

 Volume 50, No. 25

Community Service Update

Emory Run/Walk to bring
awareness to senior issues

On Saturday, March 28, "Get Fit to Volunteer." Beginning at 9 a.m. at Lullwater Park, Volunteer Emory is sponsoring its first annual Get Fit To Volunteer 5K Run/Walk to bring attention to Atlanta's elderly population.

One in five seniors eventually faces debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. In addition, 3.4 million elderly people lived below the poverty level in 1996. Our goals for the run are to increase awareness and raise money to assist agencies in conquering this problem. All proceeds will be donated to an agency whose mission is to better the life of seniors in the Atlanta area. We hope to have more than 300 volunteers from local colleges, universities and communities join our effort. Please help us make this event a success by registering yourself and/or your family members.

The entry fee is $5 for students and children and $10 for everyone else until March 25; from March 26 until race day, the entry fees are $7 and $12, respectively. All fees are nonrefundable, and checks should be made payable to Volunteer Emory. Participants who register by March 20 will receive a "Get Fit To Volunteer" T-shirt. Those who register after that date will receive T-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis, distributed the morning of the race. All entrants will receive plenty of fluids and refreshments the day of the race, and top finishers will receive gift certificates or merchandise from local restaurants or businesses.

Race day registration will take place from 8 to 8:50 a.m., when entrants receive their race numbers. For questions or an entry form, call the Volunteer Emory office at 404-727-6268.

Lisa Smith is director of Volunteer Emory. To keep abreast of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, call or stop by the office in room 544-E of the Dobbs Center.

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