15th Annual Turkey Trot

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Nov 17, 2008

Administration - Press Releases - 2008

15th Annual Turkey Trot

GURNEE - November 17, 2008 - The Gurnee Police and Fire departments are announcing the 15th Annual Jon Callaghan Memorial Turkey Trot, to be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 27th at 8:00 A.M. The 5k fun run/walk starts in the 4600 block of Old Grand Avenue and ends back in front of Gurnee Fire Station #1 on Old Grand Ave. Refreshments are provided after the fun run in the Gurnee Community Church hall.

Anyone wishing to participate may pre-register for $20.00 or you may register for $25.00 on race day at Gurnee Fire Station #1, 4580 Old Grand Avenue. Long sleeve T-shirts will be available to the first 350 paid participants to check in on race day. Check in starts at 7:00 A.M.

Jon Callaghan was a student at O’Plaine School in Gurnee, who passed away in 1997 after a courageous battle with neuroblastoma cancer. Per the Callaghan family, the funds raised have been used to help Make-a-Wish Foundation, Children’s Memorial Hospital Cancer Research, School District 56 Program for Learning Disabled, and many others.

Each year the Gurnee Community Church Youth Work Camp participants raise funds to meet their goal. The goal is to help those less fortunate by building housing. Any donations would be appreciated and sponsorship is welcome. Participation in the walk/run is encouraged. Please make checks payable to the Gurnee Turkey Trot and mail to Fifth Third Bank, 7500 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, Illinois 60031, attention Brian Moy.

This year, the Turkey Trot committee has voted to donate a portion of the proceeds raised to Gurnee Firefighter/Paramedic, Russ Constantino, who has been on medical leave from the fire department while battling cancer. The funds will assist Russ and his family with medical expenses.
If you have any questions, please contact Commander Jim Caldwell () 847.599.7090, or CSO Chris Saffell () at the Gurnee Police Department 847.599.7036, or Battalion Chief Barry Henby at the Gurnee Fire Department, 847.599.6600.

F or more info and downloads go to www.gurneeturkeytrot.org

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Revised 11/17/08