What does my race registration support?
100-percent of your race registration supports the community LiveWell Grants through the Liberty Hospital Foundation. The LiveWell Grant program creates opportunities for the Liberty Hospital Foundation to partner with other local non-profits to positively impact the health and wellness of our community. Since 2015, the program has distributed over $400,000 and supported programs that increase access to care, provide mental health resources, and reduce rates of chronic disease for thousands of people.
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
Based on proceeds from the 2020 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and Jewell 5K, four grants were awarded for a grand total of $75,000 in funding.
2020-2021 LiveWell Grantees:
Northland Health Alliance – $30,000 First time grantee
Funds directed toward Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement across the six key ZIP codes, equitable food access initiatives through the Northland Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Collaborative and MU Extensions Cooking Matters classes
Humankind, Inc.– $25,000 First time grantee
Support of Parent Cafes to provide education, training, and support to caregivers. Additional support for trauma and resilience training for organizations, professionals, and community members.
Liberty Meals on Wheels– $15,000 Returning grantee
Contingency funds for emergency support of seniors needing subsidized meals
In As Much Ministries – $5,000 Returning grantee
Support for food pantry items to support special dietary needs