The NCMC Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at NCMC hosted the 18th Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy on Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
Nearly 2,900 registrants braved the frigid cold temperatures and snow at this year’s event, which is one of the largest Turkey Trot events on Thanksgiving Day in Northern Colorado! Over $35,000 net proceeds will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients at NCMC.
A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers that make the event so successful!
Race results can be viewed at http://runlimitedfc.com/
Pictures from this year’s event can be viewed at https://ncdigitalworks.shutterfly.com/communityraces.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. It’s estimated that 80,000,000 American adults (1 in 3) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. Approximately every 25 seconds, a person will suffer a cardiac event; approximately every minute someone will die from one. There are 195,000 silent heart attacks each year and the estimated average number of years of life lost to a heart attack is 15 years.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and also causes long-term disability. The number of people who have COPD is on the rise with more than 12 million who are currently diagnosed. It’s estimated another 12 million may have COPD and not realize it. Lung disease affects more than just the lungs, but the entire body. The brain, heart, muscles and all organs are affected by less oxygen.
For more information on the NCMC Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, please call 970-810-6204.
2015 RACE COMMITTEE
Dawn Olson, Race Director
For information on sponsoring or being involved in the 2016 Turkey Trot, please contact Diana Wood at 970-810-2687 or email Diana.Wood@BannerHealth.com