Member Community Outreach Events
Healthcare Technology Advisors knows the value of community. As a small business, our success is dependent on the connections we make and the networks we build. Part of that foundation was laid this year when we committed to partner with Lydia’s House, a local non-profit organization that works with women and children who have been victims of domestic violence and abuse. Lydia’s House serves the greater St. Louis area by providing housing and security to women during the critical transitional time after they have left emergency shelters, and assisting them in finding stability and financial security to enable them to rebuild their lives.
In August, our founder, Derrick Weisbrod, competed in the MR 340, a marathon river race from Kansas City, all the way across the state on the Missouri River to St. Charles. He committed to running this race as a fundraiser for Lydia’s House and a chance to raise awareness for the charity. Despite dislocating his shoulder in April, he trained and recovered enough to attempt the race. In the lead up, we launched a campaign to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Lydia’s House. Even a week before the race, Derrick was unsure he would be able to complete the task, as his shoulder had not fully healed. However, through the efforts of an excellent ground support team and the mental clarity provided by working for such a good cause, Derrick finished in 9th place in his division, 20st in a race of over 400 paddlers overall. Best of all, we raised over $3,000 for Lydia’s House, and got the word out about the good work they do.
The HOPE Community Project
John Keane started the Haiti Orphan Project in 2010 after the devastating earthquake ruined much of the country. Since that time, through fundraising events, donations, and the development of ongoing financial supporters, we’ve raised over $1,000,000 for the charity. With those funds and using Haitian labor and materials, we’ve built an orphanage that cares for 50 children, a school that serves 225 children, put in a water well to provide clean, filtered water, opened and now operate a medical clinic, and started an economic cooperative for Haitian-owned small businesses – so families can support themselves.
The annual golf tournament, 5K race, and wine tasting events are the best way to get involved, and they are organized and staffed by volunteers from The Keane Insurance Group and their families. The 7th annual HOPE 5K will be held at 7:30am on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Information on the 5K and registration links can be found at: http://hopecommunityproject.org/hope-5k/.