The NCMC Foundation along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at North Colorado Medical Center hosted the 15th annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012. This year’s Turkey Trot was a record setting event and a tremendous success!
With near-perfect running weather, approximately 3,300 runners and walkers participated in the 2K/5K Fun Run/Walk (up from last year’s 2,709), and blowing the doors off the previous record in 2009 with 2,850 participants. Net proceeds for this year’s event will benefit the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at NCMC and will be in excess of $40,000 (preliminary and conservative).
“The event is a huge success and has remarkable support from MANY different departments within the hospital,” noted Craig DeKraai, race director. “I would like to extend a special thanks to the following departments for their support and hard work: Environmental Services, NCMC Foundation, Volunteer Services, Wellness Services, Plant Services, Food and Nutrition Services, NCMC Security, North Colorado Family Medicine, Administration and the Blood Bank.”
The dedicated members of the Turkey Trot committee that made the event so successful are Nicole Alessi, Jennifer Anderson, Paul Bakes, Lisa Bohlmann, Mary Branom, Allison Bruce – Miller, Susan Bush, Carrie Frost, Linda Hepperle, Kathy Hope, Chris Kiser, Lori Lehmann, Jerry Lewis, Virginia Maki, Clinton May, Kathy Miczulski, Dawn Olson, Lynne Parks, Wendy Polulech, Sarah Redl, Jan Schmidt, Heather Schminke, Andrew Smith, Carol Smith, Sylvia Stager and Diana Wood.
A big thank you to the over 150 volunteers that are needed to make the event so successful!
A special thanks to Dan Dennie “The Voice of the Turkey Trot” for bringing the event to life and serving as the event announcer. Another special thanks to Rolf Brende for his beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. It is estimated that 80 million American adults (one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. Every 25 seconds a person will suffer a cardiac event; every minute someone will die from one. The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at NCMC helps patients with heart conditions live healthier lives.
For more information on the NCMC Cardiac Rehabilitation program and cardiovascular education classes, please call 970-350-6204.