The organizing committee for this year’s Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot would like to express its gratitude to the Los Alamos community for helping us raise over $14,000 to fight hunger locally and globally.
More than 180 people participated in our November 20th event, running or walking the 2.57 mile, or the shorter 1.7 mile, route from Los Alamos Middle School to, or through, the stables and back.
Several sponsoring businesses made it possible for us to gear up for the event. Our heartfelt appreciation goes especially to the Atomic City Roadrunners and to the Blackwell/Carroll Group of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Please join us in thanking these additional financial sponsors, next time you visit them: the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Eye Associates of New Mexico, First United Methodist Church, Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, United Church of Los Alamos, Hartway & Breshears CPAs, Los Alamos Chiropractic & Sage Integrated Health, Los Alamos Medical Center, RPM Automotive, Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, The Finishing Touch, USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association. In-kind donations were provided by Santa Fe Sports & Images and the Coca Cola Bottling Company. KRSN Radio, the Los Alamos Daily Post and the Los Alamos Monitor generously publicized the event.
Those who worked tirelessly to organize the event include: Lynn Wysocki-Smith, Ted & Joan Williams, Wendee Brunish, Jeanne Butler, Liz Martineau, Cynthia Biddlecomb, Elisa Enriquez, Stan Kosiewicz and Amy Anderson. We would like to thank Chelly Young, Clark DeNevers, Marie Bourguet, June Gladney, Rosmarie Frederickson, Vince Chiravalle, Patricia Cote for their supportive roles, and everyone else who helped on the day of the Walk/Trot, brought food for the potluck, helped with registration, or organized walkers from their religious communities.
The children who submitted t-shirt logo designs this year were: winner Andy Enriquez, 2nd place Katie Petersen, 3rd place John Worley, 4th place Ocean Smith, honorable mentions Juliana Jordan, Marie Langlois, David Reichhardt. Without the talent of these artistic young people, we wouldn’t have these amazing t-shirts each year.
It takes a community like ours to respond to the needs of those who experience food insufficiency in their daily lives. At least 25% of the funds raised at this event will support L.A. Cares, our local food bank. The remainder of the funds will help people in other countries overcome poverty and find ways to create food sufficiency in their own communities. Thank you, one and all, for your support.