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 partnered with local non-profit agencies to improve health outcomes for the residents of the Liberty Hospital community.

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

$200,000 has been distributed to organizations since the program began. Half of that amount – $100,000 – was distributed in 2017 alone, thanks to participation in the 2017 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/Norterre 5K.

Applications are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2018, at

The 2017 recipients were announced in May. They include 12 Northland non-profit organizations. They were highlighted in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Connections magazine.

2017 First-time Recipients
In As Much Ministry (food pantry) – Health and nutritional well-being, $10,000
Cornerstones of Care – Healthy Families Home Visitation Program, $10,000
The CoterieThe Dramatic Health Education Project, $5,000
Liberty Early Childhood Center – Outside We Learn (OWL) Accessible Playground, $4,500
Miles of Smiles – School-based oral healthcare for children, $5,000
Northland Shepherd’s Center BreakTime Club, $5,000
Tri-County Mental Health Services – Trauma Awareness, $10,000
The Call KC – Education Initiative, $15,000

2017 Repeat Recipients
Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center – Outdoor Adventure Programs, $5,500
Friends of Clay County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)
– Healthy Futures Program, $5,000
Liberty Community Health Action Team (LCHAT), $15,000
Rebuilding Together Clay County – Safe at Home Program, $10,000

Past Recipients *See features in Connections Spring 2017 issue*

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