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Burpees for Turkeys & Ribbon Cutting

November 8, 2019

Burpees for Turkeys

Wilcox Wellness & Fitness and United Way support Good Shepherd Food Bank with Annual Event

The Brunswick location to host a ribbon cutting for their facility at 11:55AM just prior to the Burpees for Turkeys which begins at noon!  No registration needed for ribbon cutting- just show up!

BANGOR AND BRUNSWICK, Maine – Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is gearing up for their fifth annual Burpees for Turkeys event, benefiting Good Shepherd Food Bank. This event will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12 p.m. to raise awareness and donations to help fight hunger in Maine at both the Bangor and Brunswick locations.

“In the first four years of Burpees for Turkeys, we have been able to raise over $29,000,” stated Paige Wilcox, owner of Wilcox Wellness & Fitness in Bangor, Maine. “One in five children are food insecure in the state. As a mother, this is absolutely devastating to me. One burpee, a five-dollar donation, will feed a child for an entire week!”

In Maine, 200,000 people face food insecurity, meaning they lack access to sufficient amount of nutritious, affordable food. Good Shepherd Food Bank distributed more than 24 million meals last year, through its network of 400+ partner agencies. This year’s event, sees the addition of a second location, Brunswick, and a partnership with United Way.

“We are thrilled to be a part of such a unique and exciting event. Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is so committed to not just the health and wellness of their clients, but the health and wellness of the communities we all live in. We’re happy to support such amazing efforts,” Shirar Patterson, CEO and President, United Way of Eastern Maine.  

“Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, which makes Burpees for Turkeys a natural fit,” said Kristen Miale, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank. “We’re grateful for our partners and the addition of a second location for this hunger-fighting event.”

The public is welcome to attend and cheer on the participants as they complete burpees. Every $5 raised equals one burpee to be completed. “We are excited that we have the opportunity to make an incredible impact. Just $5 will feed a hungry child for an entire week. Our goal is to have each participant raise $260, which will feed a child for an entire year,” says Wilcox.

To learn more about Burpees for Turkeys, or to donate, go to:


About Wilcox Wellness & Fitness

Wilcox Wellness & Fitness is a personal training business, located in Bangor & Brunswick, Maine offering private and group personal training. Their mission is to inspire people to live their best life by forming healthy habits that are sustainable for a lifetime.  Wilcox Wellness & Fitness supports their clients on all aspects of healthy living with function training, nutrition guidance, and a healthy mindset.  For more information, visit

About Good Shepherd Food Bank

As the largest hunger-relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food Bank provides for Mainers facing hunger by distributing nutritious food to more than 400 partner agencies across the state, including food pantries, meal sites, schools, and senior programs. Together with its network, the Food Bank leads a statewide effort to combat the root causes of hunger by engaging in advocacy, nutrition education, and strategic partnerships. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed more than 25 million meals to families, children, and seniors in need throughout Maine.

Media contacts

Paige Wilcox, Bangor - Wilcox Wellness & Fitness – (207) 745-9545

Allison Hopkins, Brunswick - Wilcox Wellness & Fitness - (207) 751-5394

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