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Palmer's 5th year at SV Turkey Trot

12/16/2013 (Archived)

SVTT 2013 SpinePhoto gallery 

For the fifth year in a row, Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West Campus played a prominent role in the ninth annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot (SVTT), a Thanksgiving morning charity event that has grown to become the largest event of its type in the United States. More than 25,000 people participated in the 5K walk through downtown San Jose, which helped raise more than $800,000 for three local charities: Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB), the Housing Trust of Silicon Valley and the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County.

Once again, the 25-segment foam Palmer Spine provided “the backbone” of this year’s SVTT. Walkers on the course, as well as viewers along the route, snapped a steady stream of pictures as the block-long Spine came trotting by.

“The West Campus’ collective participation each year in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot makes a positive impact on the health and wellness of the event participants, as well as the lives of the less-fortunate members of our community who benefit from this annual fundraiser,” said Dr. Bill Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., West Campus president. 

"Whether it is the Spine, or the complimentary chiropractic sports care services, Palmer provides both style and substance to the race,” said Carl Guardino, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO, and founder of the SVTT.

The Palmer Chiropractic Clinic provided complimentary chiropractic care for participants, with pre- and post-race services provided by members of the West Campus Sports Council. Palmer’s West Campus also supported this year’s SVTT through an on-campus donation drive (organized by the West Campus Associated Student Government) in support of the “Can Do” Challenge. 

SVTT 2013 Palmer tentSVTT organizers ask each participant to bring four canned-food items for Second Harvest Food Bank. More than 150 canned-food items were collected from donation boxes in each West Campus classroom, to help support SHFB’s mission to help put an end to hunger!