The Palmer Spine in the 2016 Silicon
Valley Turkey Trot.
A new display on Palmer’s West campus celebrates
the eight years the Palmer Spine has provided
“the backbone” of the Silicon Valley Turkey
Trot (SVTT), a Thanksgiving-morning race/walk
that’s raised more than $6.5-million for local
charities since the inaugural event in 2005.
The Palmer West “Spine” made its debut (above)
in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in 2009. The
event has grown to become a Silicon Valley tradition,
with approximately 25,000 participants
helping to raise nearly $1 million at the 2016
event. Palmer also is one of the event sponsors,
and has earned “Fittest Firm” honors multiple
times for having the largest number of registrants
in its company size.
Palmer faculty clinicians and interns provide
race-day care to participants, and the West campus
Associated Student Government organizes
an on-campus donation drive to collect non-perishable
food items in support of the SVTT’s “Can
Do Challenge” benefitting the Second Harvest