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 2018 alone, thanks to participation in the 2018 Liberty Hospital Half Marathon/ Jewell 5K.

2019-2020 LiveWell grant program applications will be accepted in January 2019, at

The 2018 recipients were announced in March. They include 13 Northland non-profit organizations.

2018-2019 LiveWell Grant Recipients

Autism Works – Social Skills Education for Youth (K-12) with Autism Spectrum Disorders ($5,000)

Cornerstones of Care – Healthy Families Home Visitation Program ($10,000)

The Coterie – The Dramatic Health Education Project ($5,000)

Earnest Shepherd Memorial Youth Center – Outdoor Adventure Program and Facility Support ($6,850)

Feed Northland Kids – Sustaining and Expanding the BackSnack Program in the Northland ($10,000)

In As Much Ministry – Health and Nutritional Well-Being ($10,000)

Liberty Community Health Action Team – LCHAT ($5,000)

Liberty Meals on Wheels – ($5,000)

Northland Shepherd’s Center – BreakTime Club ($5,000)

Smithville R-II School District – District Wide Vision Screening ($7,931)

Synergy Services, Inc – Children and Youth Health Clinic ($10,000)

Uncover KC – Education Initiative ($10,000)

Tri-County Mental Health Services – Trauma Awareness ($10,000)
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