UVA Children's Hospital gets check from Boar's Head Turkey Trot

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Children's Hospital is seeing some extra cash from the 2018 Boar's Head Turkey Trot Run.

The Boar's Head Resort presented a check for the $41,303.91 that was raised at the run to UVA Children's Hospital Tuesday.

There were 1,400 runners and walkers who participated in the 37th annual Turkey Trot last November.

Ryan Lightner, Associate Director of Development for the Children's Hospital, said the money goes to the hospital's most needed items.

He said those items can differ every year.

"We give the money to our doctors and nurses and they decide what is needed at the hospital. That can go to a lot of different things. It can fund purchasing equipment for pediatric services, it can go towards research, it can also go toward family center care items," said Lightner.

The resort and the hospital say their goal for this year's Turkey Trot is the largest goal yet, set at $75,000.

Registration for the Turkey Trot begins on Oct. 10.

The Turkey Trot is looking for both runners and sponsors.

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