Geisinger Commonwealth School

GEISINGER COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE’S TURKEY TROT-Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine held its annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 5. The event, featuring 5k and 10k races and a “Tiny Trot” for children younger than 13, attracted more than 200 participants. When added to race registration fees, additional funds from a basket raffle, RailRiders and bowling events and a school-wide “penny war,” the student-run Turkey Trot Committee raised more than $11,000 for Friends of the Poor to provide Thanksgiving dinners for those in need. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine students present a check to Meghan Loftus, president and CEO of Friends of the Poor following the school’s eighth annual Turkey Trot. Seen holding check, from left: medical students Brandi Woo and Stephanie Amendola of Mountain Top with Ms. Loftus, in green shirt and Sister Ann Walsh, IHM, of Friends of the Poor. Gathered from left are Geisinger Commonwealth medical students Erin Connolly. Christian Hague Michael Frein, Stephen Long, Nishant Modi, Douglas Wells, John Nawrocki, and Carine Gregory.