Not only do participants in Run on History's Battle of the Alamo Race receive a custom-designed medal, but some of the proceeds of every race support a non-profit that helps former and present military members gain faster access to quality healthcare.
The Liberty Medical Center of Texas (LMC) is a 501(c)(3) located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that provides primary care and mental health services to veterans, currently serving military members and their families. In addition, LMC wants to help ease the patient backlog at the VA so patients receive more expedited care.
Liberty Medical Center of Texas was a dream of William Widener, Jr. Widener enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2000 as a fireman and paramedic. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the National Defense, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, and Global War on Terrorism Service medals.
He went on to graduate with dual master’s degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. He served as an Administrative Director for a large psychiatric practice in Houston.
However, William passed away on January 6, 2020, before he could see LMC fully come to fruition. The current leadership and board members, though, made sure to bring Mr. Widener's dream to reality. In addition to donations, Liberty Medical Center also seeks volunteers. Visit their volunteer page to help support in roles from fundraising to marketing. Also, be sure to follow them on their Facebook page.
If you have any other nonprofits in mind that you think we should support in future races, tell us all about them in our Facebook group!
Don't forget to sign up for the Battle of the Alamo race at https://www.runonhistory.com/battle-of-the-alamo-race.html to learn facts about what happened before, during, and after the fight while you move throughout your day.
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