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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (July 2018) - On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, MedPro Healthcare Staffing and Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. will host the Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot along Fort Lauderdale beach for the eighth year.  Approximately 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate and kick off their Thanksgiving Day to a healthy and exciting start. 

Aside from supporting the community by inspiring individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices, the event will be helping to raise money for Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. and the Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship.

“This event is so much more than just a 5K race,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital, a full-service, non-profit hospital in Fort Lauderdale. “It is a community tradition that brings together family and friends, promotes health and fitness, and raises money for two very worthy causes.”

Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the exclusive leadership organization offering youth and local business and community leaders at all levels the opportunity to connect to each other, develop valuable skills and make a positive impact on their organizations and community. “Leadership Broward is all about fostering community engagement and the Turkey Trot does just that,” said Andrew Zullo, executive director of Leadership Broward. “We are excited to lace up our running shoes and kick off Thanksgiving Day with an invigorating run-walk along the beach.”

The Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship was created by MedPro Healthcare Staffing in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Helena Ramsay to celebrate her vision for a better global society. Helena was very aware of the challenges faced in communities across the globe such as inequality and discrimination and had an appreciation for other cultures. This legacy scholarship will recognize an MSD student who shows a passion for leadership and a commitment to Helena’s dream of a united world. “MedPro is excited to be part of this family-fun Fort Lauderdale tradition this year and even more grateful to be able to honor the life & vision of such an extraordinary young woman.” Liz Tonkin, President & CEO, MedPro Healthcare Staffing.

The 5k run/walk will begin at DC Alexander Park and continue north on A1A alongside Fort Lauderdale Beach. The race will begin at 7:30 am sharp and will conclude with a Kid’s Dash at 8:30 a.m., and an awards presentation at 8:45 a.m. The award ceremony will recognize the top three overall male and female athletes as well as the first, second, and thirds place age group winners.

Online race registration is scheduled to open on July 9, 2018 at $35 per person with discounted rates for students, military personnel and children under 12.  Follow the Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TurkeyTrotFTL/ for a special $10 off discount code available the first week of registration.     

Both sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to support a positive and motivational event happening in their community. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.turkeytrotftl.com.