Costumed participants of all ages gathered the morning of Sunday, October
27th for the area's first Trick or Trot 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Kids
Fun Run at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex in Cortland. The Trick or
Trot fundraiser was organized by the Cortland Regional Medical Center
Hospital Aid, a not-for-profit volunteer organization.
All proceeds from the race support the maternity, nursery and pediatric
units at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. The event was sponsored
by dozens of generous local businesses, organizations and individuals.
“We are tremendously grateful for the support we’ve seen today,”
commented Lauren Mossotti-Kline, President of CRMC Hospital Aid. “255
runners came out for the race and because of them and our sponsors, we
were able to raise over $6,000.00 toward our mission.” Mossotti-Kline shared.
Music and children’s activities entertained families that waited
to cheer on their race participants, and an award ceremony followed at
the conclusion of the race. A post-race massage area was also set up inside
the Sports Complex when runners crossed the finish line.
“CRMC Hospital Aid is a 100% volunteer organization that supports
the hospital by doing a variety of community fundraising events such as
the annual Charity Ball,” says race director and Hospital Aid volunteer
Shannon Anderson. “This race is a new endeavor to raise awareness
about the organization and encourage healthy living. We are so grateful
to our sponsors for the community’s support and participation.”
Founded in 1905, CRMC Hospital Aid supports programs that benefit new mothers
and children of all ages. In addition to hosting the annual Charity Ball,
Hospital Aid has historically raised money for hospital equipment items
such as a computerized birthing simulator, an infant warmer, pediatric
blood pressure monitor, and the “Hugs” child protection system.
For more information on CRMC Hospital Aid, contact the CRMC volunteer office
at 607-756-3500 or find Hospital Aid on facebook at: