Action Cycling Atlanta has donated 100% of all money raised by participants and donors to the beneficiaries below.
As our primary beneficiary, Emory Vaccine Center is an epicenter of academic research and development of vaccines for both chronic and infectious diseases. With more than 250 faculty members and staff, it is the largest and most comprehensive academic vaccine research center in the world. Led by Dr. Rafi Ahmed, an internationally renowned scientist in viral pathogenesis and immunity and one of the world’s leading experts on T-cell memory, scientists at the EVC tackle the prevention and treatment of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, influenza and respiratory illnesses that pose a global threat.
The Hope Clinic is the clinical arm of the Emory Vaccine Research Center (EVC) and a Clinical Core for the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Funded by an NIH T32 grant, the Emory Vaccinology Training program helps to create the next generation of clinical and translational vaccine researchers.
Research Sponsorship comes from the federal government (NIH,CDC), the biomedical industry , the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), institutional resources, and philanthropic contributions, including Action Cycling Atlanta – sponsor of the AIDS Vaccine 200 annual bike ride . The HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) are two major NIH grants awarded to the Hope Clinic.
We like to say that our clinical trial volunteers and donors are heroes—because they are. Their commitment and altruism is instrumental in advancing health and preventing diseases. For clinical trials, we rely on motivated community members to volunteer for our studies. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the private philanthropy of individuals, corporations, and foundations to continue our vital work. We hope you will consider lending support to an area that interests you. Please join us in our quest to improve health and defeat life threatening infections, whether as a study volunteer, an advocate, or a donor.
Visit their website: http://www.medicine.emory.edu/id/hopeclinic/index.html
Jerusalem House is Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low- income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Nearly 100 children live in Jerusalem House programs. The organization provides them with the tools they need to succeed – like stable housing, tutoring, and school supplies. Housing is healthcare. Housing results in improved health outcomes with the majority of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Visit their website: http://www.jerusalemhouse.org
Positive Impact Health Centers
The goal of Positive Impact Health Centers is to help those affected and effected by HIV to discover a life worth loving. Comprehensive services, which are offered in our Midtown Atlanta and Duluth locations, include HIV specialty medical care; HIV/STI testing; risk reduction counseling; mental health counseling; psychiatry; outpatient substance abuse treatment navigation and counseling.
Visit their website: www.positiveimpacthealthcenters.org