University City Turkey Trot 5k November 27, 2014
The University City Turkey Trot 5k is a community-wide event to promote family fun and a healthy lifestyle through fitness and will be managed by Run For Your Life. The University City Turkey Trot 5K will feature a 5K run, a walk, a fun run for children and even a costume contest for all of those young at heart and in the Thanksgiving spirit. If you have never run a 5K, don’t be scared! You can walk, run or even dance your way through it.
University City Turkey Trot
Highland Creek Elementary School
November 27, 2014 8:00 am
Join fellow runners and walkers Thanksgiving Day, for the inaugural University City Turkey Trot 5k kicking off in the Highland Creek community for all of University City to enjoy!
Register: runforyourlife.com Volunteers: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gobble up the Details at runforyourlife.com!)
The University City Turkey Trot 5k will support the efforts of SCPOC (Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas) which is a support group that consists of patients, moms, dads, families, healthcare providers, and social workers who care deeply about the Sickle Cell community. Our mission is simple. We seek to provide a network of support for patients and families affected by Sickle Cell Anemia; to raise awareness and educate the community; and to advocate for a cure. SCPOC is a tax exempt charitable organization under the IRS 501c (3) code.
Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects about 4,500 people across the state of North Carolina and an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 people nationwide. This chronic, inherited illness causes red blood cells to take on a sickle or crescent shape whereas normal red blood cells are round and smooth. Red blood cells carry oxygen to tissue throughout the body. Sickle cells can’t move through one’s body very easily and can block the flow of blood to limbs and organs causing pain and damage to those organs. When this happens, a patient with Sickle Cell Anemia can go into a pain crisis which unfortunately may require a stay in the hospital until the pain subsides.For more information about SCPOC (Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas):
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