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Five Points of Life race raises awareness


Runners from 21 different states and Canada are coming to Gainesville this weekend for the annual Five Points of Life Race. Five Points of Life Foundation Director Brite Whitaker says the focus is on educating participants and spectators alike on the importance of donating blood, marrow, and tissue.

“Donations are always needed, so our goal is to create a generation of donors who donate on a regular basis,” she says.

Whitaker says it is important to raise money for the cause, but raising awareness is their ultimate goal. The two-day event includes a kids’ marathon and an all-day Fitness Expo on Saturday, as well as both a half and a full marathon on Sunday.

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