16th Annual Turkey Trot


16th Annual Turkey Trot

The NCMC Foundation along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at NCMC hosted the 16th Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013.  With more than 3,700 registrants, the event was another record setting success and is the largest Turkey Trot in Northern Colorado!  More than $50,000 net will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients. 

A huge thank you to the over 150 volunteers that are needed to make the event so successful!

The dedicated members of the committee that made the event so successful are Nicole Alessi, Paul Bakes, Mary Branom, Allison Bruce – Miller, Susan Bush, Carrie Frost, Linda Hepperle, Kathy Hope, Chris Kiser, Juan Leal, Lori Lehmann, Clinton May, Kathy Miczulski, Dawn Olson, Lynne Parks, Wendy Polulech, Sarah Redl, Jan Schmidt, Heather Schminke, Carol Smith, and Diana Wood.

As always, a special THANKS to Dan Dennie “The Voice of the Turkey Trot” for bringing the event to life as well as doing a beautiful job singing the National anthem.  A special thanks as well to Doug Egloff and Juan Leal for doing some remarkable last minute electrical and audio work to allow the event to get off on time and with sound!
The event has remarkable support from MANY different departments within the hospital. 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 and Administration.

Thank you again to all that volunteered or participated in this year’s event!

To view pictures from this year’s Turkey Trot, click on the link below.

 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 970-350-6204. 

For sponsorship opportunities and information about next year’s Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014, contact Diana Wood at 970-395-2687.