Turkey Trot serves families in need

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The 56th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot, one of the nation’s largest multi-event races, will take over the streets of Downtown Dallas on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 23. Sponsored by Texas Health, event organizers anticipate more than 15,000 runners and walkers to cross the finish line near Dallas City Hall. Proceeds of the Turkey Trot support families who need Y services the most. This includes supporting individuals dealing with diabetes, nutritional challenges and weight loss struggles, in addition to helping signature programs such as Safety Around Water, which teaches life-saving water skills to children in marginalized communities, and aid its Youth and Government program, which teaches teens the mechanics of government, leadership skills and college readiness. For more information, visit thetrot.org. The Turkey Trot will take place rain or shine! — Nicole Rosales