The 2020 “Virtual” 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk for Bleeding Disorders
We would like to give a huge shout out to everyone for helping us all raise $37,603.90, or 75% of our goal! Thank you to everyone envolved!!! We will return to Saluda Shoals park on November 6, 2021 and look forward to having you join us again.
November 7, 2020
Run / Walk Start: 10:00 am
9:00 am Morning ZOOM gathering, announcements, and more!
To Join the 5K Turkey Trot on November 7th and enjoy all the live events, you will need to register here so we can send you reminders and updates. You will receive an email with the meeting invite number and password. We will be live streaming on Facebook too so you and your friends can watch this live event anywhere. It’s going to be a blast!
The Turkey Trot is the Chapter’s annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. It is held in November each year during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Hosted by Hemophilia of South Carolina, the Turkey Trot is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser.
Why We Run / Walk
Bleeding Disorders are rare, and those affected are often left unprepared to adjust to the diagnosis. We serve the entire state of South Carolina with several hundreds families and individuals in South Carolina affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease (vWD), genetic platelet disorders, and other very rare bleeding disorders. The funds we raise from this event helps to provide education and supportive services, and direct financial aid to our 375+ families, including over 900 individuals. Proceeds also fund our advocacy initiatives protecting access to healthcare and quality treatment, and research for a cure. We work in collaboration with our treatment centers and the staff that care for our community members. As South Carolina’s leading resource for adults, children, and families affected by bleeding disorders, HSC maintains a close relationship with our community. We provide them the opportunity to network with other families experiencing the same situations, seeking guidance and emotional support, for an often anxiety-ridden and frightening diagnosis. We support our families from the initial diagnosis throughout their lifetime. We are a tight-knit community family.
How to Register
5K (3.1 mile)
Short Track: Less than a mile
Or run/walk your own way! Get out and be active and let us know your distance or what you accomplished.
How You Can Help
Visit our fundraiser page and view all our sponsors!
- Sponsor the Walk Request Letter
- Sponsorship Opportunities Packages
- Form a team to fund raise and walk with you!
- Make a donation using our secure Pay-Pal for your favorite team or make a donation to help us reach our goal!
(Please make a note in the comment box what your donation is to be applied to for the walk; team, individual or walk goal)
Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
1130 Kinley Road
Irmo, South Carolina, 29063
What’s With The Red Tie Around The Turkey’s Neck?
“The Bleeding Disorders National Symbol”
The color red is a powerful color. It conveys strength, leadership, courage, determination, empathy, and love – qualities that could also be used to describe the bleeding disorders community. For individuals affected, growing up with a bleeding disorder can be a very isolating experience because of a common lack of awareness and understanding of the disorder. The RED TIE is designed to start a conversation about inheritable bleeding disorders. The red tie symbolizes the blood ties that bind our community. There are more than 3 million Americans diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or rare factor deficiencies, all of which prevent the blood from clotting normally.
The Trot Stuffing
Walk/Run as an individual, or form a Walk/Run team. Participate in memory or honor of a loved one.
Be the “Top Fundraising Individual or Team”, become the “Largest Team Walking”.
With every step we take, we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by a bleeding disorder! Join us and register today.