What does my race registration support?
100-percent of your race registration supports the community LiveWell Grants through the Liberty Hospital Foundation. Since 2015, the Foundation has distributed $300,000 to local non-profit agencies for health and wellness programs in Kansas City’s Northland region; $100,000 was distributed in 2018 alone, thanks to participation in the 2018 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/Jewell 5K.

Grantee organizations focus on:

  • early detection
  • wellness and prevention
  • community health initiatives
  • direct healthcare services
  • general access to health care by the medically under-insured and under-served

2019 LiveWell Grant recipients will be announced March 14. 

2018-2019 LiveWell Grant Recipients

  • Autism Works – Social Skills Education for Youth (K-12) with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cornerstones of Care – Healthy Families Home Visitation Program
  • The Coterie – The Dramatic Health Education Project
  • Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center – Outdoor Adventure Program and Facility Support
  • Feed Northland Kids – Sustaining and Expanding the BackSnack Program in the Northland
  • In As Much Ministry – Health and Nutritional Well-Being
  • Liberty Community Health Action Team – LCHAT
  • Liberty Meals on Wheels
  • Northland Shepherd’s Center – BreakTime Club
  • Smithville R-II School District – District Wide Vision Screening
  • Synergy Services, Inc – Children and Youth Health Clinic
  • Uncover KC – Education Initiative
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services – Trauma Awareness

Current priorities are based on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Liberty Hospital:

  • Focus on nutrition, physical activity, mental health, oral health, vision, speech and hearing, and injury prevention
  • Increased access to services and improved quality of life for under-insured and under-served populations
  • Reducing rates and/or prevention of top chronic diseases  in our community, including: cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes
  • Providing pediatric services from newborn to age 18, including but not limited to: well-child care, preventative medicine, physical examinations, immunizations, drug education, special needs, managing acute and chronic conditions