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Unity World AIDS Day 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Sat December 1, 2018 Auburn, AL US 36832 Directions
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Unity World AIDS Day 5K

8:30AM CST - 10:00AM CST
Place
Town Creek Park
1150 South Gay Street
Auburn, AL US 36832
Description

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register by November 9th for a discounted fee of $20 for the 5K.

Run, jog or walk a scenic 3.1 mile route through the moderately rolling hills of Auburn, AL. The race will start and finish at Town Creek Park. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome and encouraged. All proceeds are donated to Unity Wellness Center's Client emergency assistance fund. The World AIDS Day 5K is in honor of all those living with HIV and who have died from AIDS related illness in our community. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male/female runners and to the top male/female in each age group (18 & under, 18-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51+). 

The 1 Mile walk will start at 8:00am; please note that this event will not be timed. The 5k timed race will begin at 8:30am.

Register by November 16th to be guaranteed a tee shirt. Registrations received after November 16th are NOT guaranteed a tee shirt. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:59pm ON THURSDAY, 11/29. After that you may register on Friday, 11/30, from 11:30-1:30 or 3-6pm at Unity Wellness Center in Opelika (encouraged), or on race day starting at 6:30am. Please note, race day registration will be $40 - CASH OR CHECK ONLY. The race will take place in the rain, but in the event of thunderstorms the race will be cancelled. No refunds will be given.

Bathrooms located close to start/finsh area. 

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World AIDS Day

 What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s 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.

Why is World AIDS Day important?
Over 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the US around 38,000 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.

Unity Wellness Center provides HIV testing & counseling, HIV primary medical care, medical case management services, and HIV prevention education and awareness programs. We serve residents of Lee, Macon, Chambers, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties in east Alabama. Our 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.

We are located in the medical arts center of East Alabama Medical Center at 122 N. 20th Street, Building #26, Opelika, AL 36801.

Based in Auburn, AL, the Unity Wellness Center (UWC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and Lee County United Way agency. UWC exists to serve the needs of the community members in Lee, Macon, Russell, Chambers and Tallapoosa Counties with a few extended services in Coosa, Clay, Talladega, and Randolph Counties.Our purpose is to:

• Provide services to individuals and families infected or affected by HIV
• Advocate on behalf of persons who are HIV-positive or living with AIDS
• Conduct outreach and education efforts for a wide variety of targeted populations and locations.

Services provided by UWC include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Case management as well as access to medical care
• Access to the Alabama Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Compassionate Use Programs for HIV
• Variety of education and awareness programs and events
• Oral Fluid HIV-antibody Testing

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Sponsorship

We are currently looking for sponsors for our run. See below for sponsorship levels. If interested, please contact jessica.schwiesow@eamc.org for more information.

HERO - $1000+

4 t-shirts for organization
Promotional materials in swag bag
Logo on social media and advertising
Logo on race t-shirt
Recognition both pre- and post-race
Partner booth at event – near start/finish line (partner to provide own table)
Logo on sleeve AND back of shirts; premier placement of logo
 

CHAMPION - $500 - $999

3 t-shirts for organization
Promotional materials in swag bag
Logo on social media and advertising
Logo on race t-shirt
Recognition both pre- and post-race
Partner booth at event (partner to provide own table)
 

ADVOCATE - $250 - $499

2 t-shirts for organization
Promotional materials in swag bag
Logo on social media and advertising
Logo on race t-shirt
Recognition both pre- and post-race
Partner booth at event (partner to provide own table)
 

RED RIBBON - $100 - $249

1 t-shirt for organization
Promotional materials in swag bag
Logo on social media and advertising
Recognition both pre- and post-race
Partner booth at event (partner to provide own table)

 

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