$14,000 was raised by the 2014 Sayre Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot 5K is an annual race organized by the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary and takes place on Thanksgiving morning each year. More than 1,000 people came along on the day to race or to cheer for the runners.
This year’s event raised proceeds over $14,000, and this money was donated to two local organizations. The Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary presented the Sayre Theatre and the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Clinical Skills Lab and Simulation Center each with $7,000 each. Sayre Theatre will use the funds towards their marquee repair project, which will help restore the marquee on the front of the building to its original glory. The Guthrie Skills Lab will use its funds to purchase new training equipment, including a femoral line insertion trainer, which will be used by Guthrie doctors, residents and surgeons as they expand their clinical skills and expertise.
Beth Herbst, Turkey Trot Race Director said: “We are so pleased to be able to help reinvest the proceeds from the race back into the local community. Both of these projects will really support the people of Sayre, and it is wonderful that such a fun event can make such an impact!”
If you would like to stay up to date on the 9th Annual Race taking place in November 2015, make sure to subscribe to the Sayre Turkey Trot newsletter here.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 290 physicians and 155 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.