EAMC’s Unity Wellness Center to hold run/walk to benefit local education, AIDS prevention

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Run, jog or walk a scenic 3.1 mile route during the “Unity Worlds AIDS Day 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk” Dec. 1 at Auburn’s Town Creek Park.
Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome and encouraged. All proceeds are donated to East Alabama Medical Center’s Unity Wellness Center and all participants will be given a red ribbon to wear. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male/female runners and to the top male/female in each age group (18-30, 31-40, 41 years old or older).
There will be race number/packet pick-up Nov. 30th from 3-6 p.m. at the Unity Wellness Center. The race will take place in the rain, but in the event of thunderstorms the race will be cancelled. No refunds will be given.
Online registration closes Nov. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
After that date, registration will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the Unity Wellness Center or on race day starting at 6:30 a.m.
About:
Unity Wellness Center provides HIV testing and counseling, HIV primary medical care, medical case management services and HIV prevention education and awareness programs. They serve residents of Lee, Macon, Chambers, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties in east Alabama.
Their goals are to increase testing, awareness and education in our communities to reduce new infections; to provide high-quality, compassionate care so that people with HIV never develop AIDS and to advocate for funding and laws that improve access and quality of care.
World AIDS Day takes place on Dec. 1 each year. It serves as an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

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