King Center for Nonviolent Change, the World of Coca Cola, the Atlanta University Center, Georgia Aquarium and an early evening dining experience at “Big Daddy’s Dish,” the home of Southern Style Cooking. Workshops will be held Friday and Saturday during the day.

Trumpeter Joey Summerville at the Atlanta Airport Marriott lobby 6 -7:30 p.m. to greet guests arriving on Thursday, Feb. 16, and an awards ceremony recognizing community work by Cedric Johnson, founder of Atlanta’s “The Scholar Keeper Inc.” and Monique Salter of Chicago, founder of “The Step & Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.”

On Saturday, Feb. 18 there will be a 5 K run/walk from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center. A health fair from 11:30 – 2 p.m. will include screenings and health and wellness information from the Atlanta Kidney Foundation, Sickle Cell Foundation, American Diabetes Association, CVS, Atlanta Human Performance Center and more.

A tailgating party hosted by Real Men Cook For Charity Atlanta is also scheduled for Saturday  from 3-6 p.m. featuring 15 of Atlanta’s best chefs.

The main event is held at the state-of-the-art Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), and continues to increase significantly going from 300-plus people for a single night affair in February 2008 to well over 3,500 people for a four-night extravaganza. For more information  and to purchase tickets visit the website at

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