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Heel to Heal 5K raising funds for local health charities

Emory Report | April 30, 2014

The Emory University Physician Assistant Program will hold its 13th Heel to Heal 5K on May 3 at 10 a.m. The event begins at the SAAC Field and will wind its way through the beautiful Lullwater Preserve.

Heel to Heal helps raise funds to support health-care related nonprofits which partner with the Physician Assistant (PA) program: Good Samaritan Health Center, the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project and HEALing Community Center.

HEALing Community Center provides free health care, health education and training and support program to at-risk and underserved communities in the Atlanta area, including:

  • Good Samaritan Health Center, a local faith-based clinic that provides quality medical care to Atlanta’s uninsured and underinsured populations and provides volunteer opportunities for PA and medical students. 
  • South Georgia Farmworker Health Project, a collaborative service-learning project bringing together senior PA students, faculty and physicians to provide free health care to 1,200-1,600 migrant farmworkers and their families over 12 days of pop-up clinics. 

HEAL, providing health care and educational services to low-income and homeless people

There will be a post-race party with barbeque from program instructor Greg Burke and popsicles from the King of Pops. Also, the fastest graduate school team will win a trophy and bragging rights.

The last day to register to run in the event is Friday, May 2. Donations are also being accepted.