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MedPro Staffing to host Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot

MedPro Healthcare Staffing and Leadership Broward Foundation Inc. to host The Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day
Annual event will raise funds for Leadership Broward Foundation programs and the Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Helena Ramsay to celebrate her vision for a better global society.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 25, 2018) — On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, MedPro Healthcare Staffing and Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. will host the Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot along Fort Lauderdale beach for the eighth year. Approximately 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to participate and kick off their Thanksgiving Day to a healthy and exciting start.

In addition to supporting the community by inspiring individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices, the event will raise money for Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. and the Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship.

“This event is so much more than just a 5K race,” said Dr. Patrick Taylor, President and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital, a full-service, non-profit hospital in Fort Lauderdale. “It is a community tradition that brings together family and friends, promotes health and fitness, and raises money for two very worthy causes.”

Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the exclusive leadership organization offering youth and local business and community leaders at all levels the opportunity to connect to each other, develop valuable skills and make a positive impact on their organizations and community.

“Leadership Broward is all about fostering community engagement and the Turkey Trot does just that,” said Andrew Zullo, Executive Director of Leadership Broward. “We are excited to lace up our running shoes and kick off Thanksgiving Day with an invigorating run-walk along the beach.”

The Helena Ramsay Soaring Leader Scholarship was created by MedPro Healthcare Staffing in memory of Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Helena Ramsay to celebrate her vision for a better global society. Helena was very aware of the challenges faced in communities across the globe such as inequality and discrimination and had an appreciation for other cultures. This legacy scholarship will recognize an MSD student who shows a passion for leadership and a commitment to Helena’s dream of a united world.

“MedPro is excited to be part of this family-fun Fort Lauderdale tradition this year and even more grateful to be able to honor the life and vision of such an extraordinary young woman,” said Liz Tonkin, President and CEO of MedPro Healthcare Staffing.

The 5k run/walk will begin at DC Alexander Park and continue north on A1A alongside Fort Lauderdale Beach. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. sharp and will conclude with a Kid’s Dash at 8:30 a.m., and an awards presentation at 8:45 a.m. The awards ceremony will recognize the top three overall male and female athletes as well as the first, second, and third place age group winners.

Both sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available for those looking to support this positive and motivational community event. For more information or to register, please visit Follow the Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot on Facebook at for event updates.

About MedPro Healthcare Staffing

MedPro Healthcare Staffing is a Joint Commission-certified provider of temporary and contract staffing services. Since 1983, the company has placed thousands of U.S. travel nurses, Allied health, and foreign-educated healthcare professionals in top facilities nationwide. The company strives to work smart, promote individual growth, and have fun while working as a team to deliver a valued service to its clients and employees. For more information, visit

About Leadership Broward Foundation Inc.

The Leadership Broward Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Broward County’s premier leadership development training organization with a 36-year history of helping emerging and established leaders to expand their leadership skills, enhance their knowledge of local and state issues, and leverage their individual passions to initiate positive change in the Broward County community. Its mission, “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” is accomplished through a range of programs starting with its signature Leadership Broward program, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at issues affecting the Broward County in the areas of government, education, business, media, transportation, criminal justice, history, environment, culture, arts, recreation, and health and community services. Youth Leadership Broward and Women Leading Broward round out the organization’s program offerings. For more information, visit or call 954-767-8866.

About Holy Cross Hospital

A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross Hospital has been named one of the top three hospitals of 64 in the Miami metro area and one of the top 10 in the state in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Holy Cross Hospital, visit Connect @holycrossfl.