Annual Strides Of March Set For March 24

Supports Chattanooga CARES

Friday, February 15, 2013

Chattanooga CARES’ largest fundraiser, the Strides of March will take place on Sunday, March 24. 

This marks the 18th year for this annual 5k walk/fun run which begins and ends in Renaissance Park on Chattanooga’s north shore.  The route will take participants from Renaissance Park to the Bluff View Art District and back via the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge, providing views of Chattanooga’s riverfront setting.  Check-in and pre-walk activities begin at noon and the walk begins at 2 p.m. 

Pre-walk activities will include live music by the band Priscilla and Little Rickee, a hill race and face painting for kids and a many other activities. 

Registration for this event is free and can be done online at chattanoogacares.org. By registering for the event, participants will be given the option to create their own fundraising webpage, which can then be used to raise money for the event. This service is simple to use and allows each participant to email their page out to all their contacts or post their page on various popular social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, officials said.

Chattanooga CARES is the Tennessee Valley’s resource for HIV/AIDS providing education, prevention and support to all those affected by the virus. The CARES facility offers free rapid HIV testing where results are available in 20 minutes. The on-site clinic provides comprehensive primary health care, substance abuse and mental health services, adherence counseling, patient education, nutritional services, and specialty medical services.  Chattanooga CARES also provides an array of client services which include one-on-one case management, support services, assistance with rent/mortgages, utilities, food, eye exams, medicine support groups, client education and job placement. For more information on Chattanooga CARES call 648-9912 or send an email to davidm@chattanoogacares.org.



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