Jackson Healthcare is Proud to Be the Title Sponsor for the Alpharetta Police Athletic League (PAL) 5K Run

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Race to Benefit "At Risk" Children

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One of Jackson Healthcare's philanthropic goals is to promote the health and safety of children and empower them to lead productive and successful lives

Jackson Healthcare is renewing its title sponsorship for the Alpharetta Police Athletic League (PAL) 5K Run and, a 1 mile run/walk and a free 50 yard Tot Trot on Saturday, October 18, 2008 starting at 8:30AM. Proceeds from the race will be used to benefit the Alpharetta PAL whose mission is to prevent youth crime.

The race starts and finishes at the new Jackson Healthcare Corporate Office, 2655 Northwinds Parkway (corner of Northwinds Parkway and Kimball Bridge Road) in Alpharetta. Custom trophy water bottles will be awarded to the top three runners in a variety of age groups. Participants will receive a long sleeve tee shirt bearing PAL's badge logo along with the major sponsors. At the event will be a health fair, kid's moon walk and police officers and fire fighters from the Alpharetta Dept of Public Safety.

Entry fees for the event are as follows: $15 before October 10th, $20 after October 10th and $20 for phantom runners who do not want to sweat. The public may register online at http://www.Active.com or by mail (entry form at Georgia Runner.com) at Pacesetter's PR, P.O. Box 81777, Atlanta, GA.30366.

"One of Jackson Healthcare's philanthropic goals is to promote the health and safety of children and empower them to lead productive and successful lives," according to Bob Schlotman, VP of Marketing for Jackson Healthcare. "PAL's program of 'Leaders Building Leaders' is a significant way to accomplish these objectives."

About Alpharetta PAL

Alpharetta PAL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based outreach organization formed in 1996 to provide a variety of services to Alpharetta's youth while establishing a bond of mutual respect, understanding and trust with the Alpharetta Police.

With the overall objective of youth crime prevention, PAL's mission is to provide an environment of "LEADERS BUILDING LEADERS" using a three-prong system of having kids teaching/mentoring kids under the supervision of, and in partnership with, the Alpharetta Police Department. PAL utilizes local high school student leaders, as well as adult community leaders, to serve as conduits to building relationships with those enrolled in its programs.

About Jackson Healthcare

Founded by healthcare pioneer Richard L. Jackson, Jackson Healthcare addresses the two biggest challenges facing healthcare today: finding the right people and delivering the right information at the right time. The JH family of companies provides credentialed clinicians, and also develops healthcare software applications that can help hospitals improve clinical and financial outcomes and increase operational efficiency.

With over 400 associates in Alpharetta, Ga., and approximately 525 nationally, JH serves more than three million patients in some 1,000 hospitals each year. With a 62-percent compound annual growth rate between its founding in 2000 and year-end 2006, the company ranked number 7 on Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Pacesetters" list of Atlanta's fastest-growing companies in April 2007. JH was included among the Chronicle's top 50 "Pacesetters" in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Please refer any further inquires to the Alpharetta Public Safety Public Information Office,

Assistant City Administrator:
James Drinkard

Jackson Healthcare
Bob Schlotman
770 643-5697


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