21st Annual NCMC Turkey Trot 5K/2K Fun Run/Walk

The NCMC Foundation hosts five annual fundraising events to support important healthcare programs at the North Colorado Medical Center. To date, we have raised over $4 million at these events.  In addition, the Foundation also provides educational opportunities to the community.  We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website and invite you to read more about the exciting events we offer.

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21st Annual NCMC Turkey Trot

The NCMC Foundation, along with the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado at NCMC hosted the 21st Annual Turkey Trot, presented by Noble Energy on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.

With near-perfect running weather, approximately 3,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2K/5K Fun Run/Walk, one of the largest Turkey Trot races on Thanksgiving Day in Northern Colorado! Over $50,000 net proceeds will be utilized to assist Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab patients.

The NCMC Foundation extends a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, committee members, hospital departments and the over 200 volunteers that make the event so successful! A special thank you to Audra Casseday for her remarkable performance of the National Anthem.

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.

Race results can be viewed at https://www.fltresults.com/pages/event_summary/49/

Video of the finish line can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IizeNUZLSgTWMdBuI5RhQ/videos

Pictures from this year’s event can be viewed at https://ncdigitalworks.shutterfly.com/communityraces

2018 RACE COMMITTEE

Paul Bakes
Britt Batterton
Mary Branom
Allison Bruce Miller
Jonah Bryan
Maria Carrick
Kyle Holman
Juan Leal
Autumn Mackey

Shanda McGuire
Kathy Miczulski
Nate Pearcy
Bonnie Piel
Heather Schminke, Race Director
Andrew Smith
Amber Tschillard
Faith Wetlesen
Diana Wood

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