Annual Turkey Trot helps people in need

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- More than 1,000 people braved chilly temperatures in Kirkland to run and walk for a good cause.

The non-profit organization Hopelink held its annual 5K Turkey Trot at Marina Park Sunday morning.

Officials with the organization said this festive tradition is a way for the community to come together to help those in need. Hopelink helps homeless people and low-income families in Western Washington.

"It's so important because we serve 63,000 people a year," Lauren Thomas, Hopelink CEO, said. "This is the kickoff, to bring awareness in a fun way to helping other people in the community."

Hopelink has been serving King and Snohomish Counties since 1971.

It also helps people with education and employment services.

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