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Dean Troutman Walks for St. Jude May 21, 2023-July 3, 2023


On May 21, 2023, 92-year-old Dean Troutman will set off on a 350 mile quest to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


In 2014, Dean Troutman walked 700 miles around Illinois to raise money for Troutman Park, which was established in memory of his late wife, Dorothy (Peggy) Troutman. Through the support and generosity of the communities and people along his route, Dean successfully raised $70,000 to install a playground at the park for families to enjoy.


A year later, Dean felt like he still had more walking to do. This time, he wanted to walk for a different community: the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. On Troutman’s Trek 2 Memphis, Dean raised $10,000 by walking 500 miles from Princeville, IL to Memphis, TN. 


2016 was going to be his last walk but in 2021, Dean set out on an ambitious trek —walking from Illinois through 15 states and back. Dean's plan was to spend a year sharing the St. Jude mission with communities along his route. Even though he did not complete his entire walk, his journey touched many and raised $70,500 for the kids and families of St. Jude.


Now in 2023, Dean’s walking for St. Jude once again... 


What are the towns on the Trek Route? Troutman Trek Route 2023

5/21 Edelstein  6/11 Monroe  6/16 Warren 
5/22 Lawn Ridge  6/13 Browntown 6/18 Stockton 
5/23 Sparland  6/14 South Wayne  6/19 Pleasant Valley 
5/24 Henry  6/15 Gratiot  6/20 Mt. Carroll 
5/25 Putnam   6/22 Morrison
5/26 Bureau Junction   6/24 Prophetstown
5/27 Princeton   6/26 Hooppole
5/28 Kasbeer   6/27 Annawan
5/29 Ohio   6/29 Kewanee
6/2 Dixon   7/1 Toulon
6/3 Woosung   7/2 Wyoming
6/4 Polo   7/3 Princeville
6/5 Forreston    
6/7 Freeport     
6/8 Cedarville     
6/9 Oneco    



Can you print and put up a poster? 

Here's the poster.pdf


How Can You Help?

By making a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Pledges can be made through the website: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Challenge/Events?pg=entry&fr_id=146117 


Donations can be made online or can be mailed to (please make checks to St. Jude):

St. Jude Event - Dean Troutman Walks for St. Jude

Attn: Alex Fountain

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, TN 38105


facebook.com/troutmanstrek3               Email address: troutmanstrek@gmail.com


Thank you for your support of Dean and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

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