Wednesday, March 9, 2011

10K Bridges the geneRACEtion Gap

Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (SCS) and Kate’s Club announced today an exciting geneRACEtion 10K Run and 2K Fun Run benefiting two of Atlanta’s most deserving but often overlooked groups, children and seniors. Both non-profit organizations provide valuable services to meet these groups most basic needs; SCS provides meals and home repair services to Atlanta’s seniors and Kate’s Club programs restore hope for children grieving from a family death.

On Saturday, May 21, two generations will come together to host the annual geneRACEtion 10K Run and 2K Fun Run in Grant Park. We will raise money while running or walking through one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate. Proceeds raised from geneRACEtion will benefit two worthy organizations:
Kate’s Club is a non-profit organization that empowers children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. By creating a safe, uplifting environment and providing them with critical skills to cope during a difficult and vulnerable time in their lives, we have a positive impact on grieving youth by preparing them to be productive, healthy members of their families and communities. For more information, please visit
Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (SCS), a nonprofit, community-based organization, has been providing services since 1965 and is designed to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. Their programs include Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Home Repair Services, Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Care for Alzheimer’s/Dementia, and Neighborhood Senior Centers. For more information on programs, please visit

“Although SCS and Kate’s Club are focused on meeting basic living needs for our clients, the geneRACEtion 10K and 2K Fun Run will bring together people from all over the metro area to have fun and to celebrate life in a healthy and invigorating way,” said Jeffrey Smythe, Executive Director of Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. (SCS). “Through participation in the geneRACEtion 10K and 2K Fun Run, metro Atlantans can remember what it is like to be a child, and sometimes how difficult that is, and at the same time, we’re all looking forward to growing older in an independent and dignified way.”

Emily Brenner Hawkins, Executive Director of Kate’s Club said, “The Kate’s Club children are so excited run in memory of their loved ones and to join our friends at SCS in this wonderful celebration of life and community.”

To register for the 10K or 2K races, please visit On-line registrations will be accepted until May 19. Registration fee is $35 for the 10K and $25 for the 2K.

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