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Join us for the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Health Festival & 5K Scrub Run!

Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Scrub RunMark your calendar for the Emory Johns Creek Hospital Community Health Festival Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. We will have something for everyone at this fun, family-friendly event: kids’ crafts at the Kidz Zone, free health screenings, an opportunity to meet and talk with our physicians, fire safety and K-9 demonstrations by the Johns Creek Fire and Police Departments, and tasty treats from local vendors. We are pleased to welcome the Johns Creek Chamber and the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties aspartners for this event.

The Festival kicks off Saturday morning with the annual 5K Scrub Run at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the 5K Scrub Run benefit the Emory Johns Creek Hospital 5K Fund, which provides life-saving AEDs (automate external defibrillators) to the community. Sign up for the 5K Scrub Run & we’ll see you on the 19th!

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Top 5 Reasons to Run in the Winship Win the Fight 5K

Winship 5K RaceWinship Cancer Institute is holding its inaugural 5K this Saturday, Oct. 15! We want you there, and not just because we’re running – and walking – to raise money for cancer research at Winship.

Over the years, research has shown more convincingly than ever that maintaining a healthy body weight, eating healthful foods and having a regular exercise program can lower your risk of cancer.

We think the Winship Win the Fight 5K is a great way for us to all join together not only in the fight against cancer but also to have fun in a healthy way. It’s not too late to register, so please consider joining us this Saturday at 8 a.m. at McDonough Field on Emory’s campus. You can sign up here. Pre-race day bib pick-up will be available Friday, October 14, from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Woodruff Physical Education Center located on Emory University campus.

Free parking for bib pick-up is available at the Peavine parking deck located at: 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA, 30322. There will be signs to quide you. OR, if you want more time to think about it, you can register at 6:30 Saturday morning onsite.

Here are the top five benefits of running or walking in the Winship Win the Fight 5K!

  1. Exercise has been shown to lower your cancer risk. It does so by helping your body avoid chronic, systemic inflammation, which wreaks havoc on your cells.
  2. Exercise has been shown to lower risk of cancer recurrence among those who already have been diagnosed.
  3. Exercise, in combination with a good diet, can lower your body weight. That in turn can lower levels of circulating insulin, which can fuel cancer growth.
  4. Exercise lowers levels of stress hormones that may put a person at higher risk of developing cancer.