Geisinger Medical Student Amendola Helping Support Friends Of The Poor

Stephanie Amendola of Mountain Top and other second-year medical students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) are this year’s organizers of the school’s annual Turkey Trot benefitting Friends of the Poor.

Friends of the Poor is a Scranton-based nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the area’s low-income community. The student Turkey Trot committee raises funds for Friends of the Poor in a variety of ways leading up to the main event, a 5k/10k run held each November.

On Aug. 27, the students held their first fundraiser by selling tickets to a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders baseball game. Fifty percent of the value of each ticket sold went to the Turkey Trot fund that support Friends of the Poor.

The eighth annual Turkey Trot 5k/10k run will be held this year on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9 a. m. Geisinger Commonwealth

School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Danville, Doylestown, Scranton, Sayre and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degrees..