2008

The 1st Annual Smiles Change Lives Turkey Trot was a huge success!

 

Results 2008 Smiles Change Lives Turkey Trot 5K  

 

With the money raised on Thanksgiving, the Long Island chapter of Smiles Change Lives became an active chapter of Smiles Change Lives. 

 

We exceeded all expectations with nearly 600 participants. The overwhelming response was so gratifying, but also taught us some valuable lessons

that will help us make future races a better experience for everyone. We have a lot of great ideas.

Congratulations to everyone who ran or walked. Thank you so much for making the decision, on Thanksgiving morning, to be a part of something great. By coming together with others and helping those less fortunate, you have shown what Thanksgiving is all about. We appreciated everyone’s patience and kindness. We hope everyone had a terrific experience.

Once again we want to thank our volunteers. Everyone stepped up and performed beyond our expectations. Brendan and Mike of Sayville Running Company were amazing both in providing help with race preparation and with race day improvising. We would also like to thank everyone who helped out anonymously, by picking up trash or directing fellow runners and answering questions.

With Gratitude,

Frank & Christine Egan

Race Directors

 

Photos from the 1st Smiles Change Lives Turkey Trot:

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Brendan Barret, Overall Turkey Trot Winner with prize turkey                  Dr. Frank Egan with Debbi Cronin Overall Female Winner with Mercer Cutlery Knife Set prize

   

Smiles Change Lives is a nonprofit organization that has been providing life changing, essential orthodontic treatment for children from low income families for over a decade. Dr. Frank R. Egan and 25 other orthodontists launched a Smiles Change Lives Chapter here on Long Island in 2008. Smiles Change Lives connects Long Island’s disadvantaged children with orthodontists who want to help. Visit www.SmilesChangeLIves.com  for more information about the national Smiles Change Lives program. To make a donation click here Change.org .