St. Linus announced that its annual Turkey Trot on November 17 will be in memory of our dear Erica Heilmann, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Erica Heilmann, whose husband Dave served as Mayor of Oak Lawn from 2005 until 2013, dedicated her life to volunteering at both the school and parish and touched the lives of many students at St. Linus and the community through the local theater program. In choosing to run in memory of Erica, the committee noted, “This year, the St. Linus Turkey Trot will be run in memory of Erica Heilmann. Fellow school families, parishioners, and beyond have been honored to have witnessed and been touched by Erica’s volunteerism and unwavering dedication to our children as well as St. Linus School and Parish as a whole. The run will be accompanied by an annual 7th grade essay on altruism and serving the community to which the most regarded essay will be rewarded a contribution toward tuition.”
Time is running out for anyone considering participating as a runner or walker in the 5K race. Anyone that registers before Wednesday November 7th will receive a reduced price of $30. After Wednesday the price increases to $40. Family pricing is also available. The price is $100 for family of 4, $115 for family of 5, and $120 for a family of 6 or more. Another incentive for early registrants is a T-Shirt, which is only guaranteed for those who register early.
The money raised from the previous Annual Turkey Trots supported the school’s Chromebook initiative. According to St. Linus school, the students and the teachers have used this technology to individualize instruction and enhance each student’s overall education across various subjects. This year’s added funding will help the school continue to provide additional Chromebooks and the necessary software programs for the students. The Turkey Trot race starts and finishes at St. Linus. The route can be viewed below.