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Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K Fundraiser: Heather!

“Every year, I am asked why I run the Y Turkey Trot and why I raise money for the Y of Central Maryland when I live in Virginia!  I grew up in Westminster and I enjoy giving back to my hometown.  I am an avid runner and I enjoy helping those in need.  I have raised over $7,000 since I began running the Y Turkey Trot, five years ago.

This year has been a trying year for most and fundraising has become so much more difficult since we have been impacted by Covid-19.  This year it is so important to raise money for those in need and those impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.  I love how the Y is providing food for children, families, and senior citizens in need.

I have faced my biggest challenge in fundraising this year, as I am working from home and I’m not able to advocate for my fundraising page at work.  My colleagues have been so supportive over the past five years! This year, I am having to rely on social media, emails (to neighbors, friends, and family), and hope people are able and willing to donate!

The Y Turkey Trot is not just a race, it is a tradition, and for a great cause. I wish everyone who participates this Thanksgiving week, would at least try to fundraise!  It is such a rewarding experience!”

-Heather Wiskeman-Bowers

Thank you Heather for your continued support. We greatly appreciate you dedicating your time and treasure to help families in your hometown.

Register for the Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K today to join a great community of people like Heather!

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