5th Annual Turkey Trot Aids Heart, Love and Soul

December 9, 2013  |  by Lauren Agnello

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    Runners take off at the start of the 5K.

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    One-mile grade school fun run participants cruise past St. Vincent's Hall.

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    The top three Turkey Trot finishers were Kimberly Vona, center, Dr. Mark Gallo (right) and John Anderson (left).

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    Sister Beth Brosmer addresses the participants of the race to express her heartfelt appreciation.

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    C.E.O. advisor Dr. Anna Mcnab, center, is pictured with C.E.O. board members, L-to-R, Robert Reeves, Emily Voss, Kalene Faricellie, and Jamie Demuth.

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    L-to-R: Jamie Demuth, C.E.O. Club board member, Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul, Emily Voss, C.E.O. Club board member, Dr. Anna McNab, C.E.O. Club advisor and assistant professor of management.

On November 17, Niagara University’s Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (C.E.O. Club) held its fifth annual Turkey Trot fundraiser.

Participants could choose from a one-mile family walk, a one-mile grade school fun run (K-8), or a 5K fun run across Niagara’s scenic campus. Proceeds from the race went to the Heart, Love and Soul food pantry located in downtown Niagara Falls and both participants and viewers were also encouraged to donate nonperishable food items for the pantry.

With more than 75 registered participants this year, the Turkey Trot has continued to show strong popularity. Due to the large volume of participants and volunteers, the C.E.O. Club was able to raise $500 for the Heart, Love and Soul Food pantry, along with roughly 50 pounds of nonperishable food items. This was in addition to the $7,000 and countless amount of nonperishable food that has been raised over the past five years due to the Turkey Trot.

After the race, Dr. Anna McNab, C.E.O. Club advisor, stated, “I have found that being the C.E.O. club advisor is a very rewarding experience.  I have the privilege of helping the club and board members develop their business skills as they plan and run events that help support the local community.  I am very proud of their accomplishments and look forward to collaborating on our future charitable events.”