Last month the Washington D.C. Metro Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Alumni Alliance hosted its annual 5K Run at the historic Howard University in Washington, D.C. This year’s event was branded as “Run for Something” and mirrors the Alliance mission of educating the African-American community on health, hunger, and homelessness concerns in the Washington, D.C. area. With more than 30 partnering Alumni Associations within the metro area, the HBCU Alumni Alliance planned to broaden its reach to over 30,000 HBCU Alumni living in the local area.
KPMAS showed our support by being one of the major sponsors for this year’s event. In partnership between Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and Kaiser Permanente African-American Professional Association, more than 35 KPMAS runners and volunteers took part in the activities. Kaiser Permanente made a big presence at the event by being the lead sponsor for the health fair component. Proudly wearing bright orange Kaiser Permanente Volunteer T-shirts, over 20 Kaiser Permanente employees from around the region, along with their family members, passed out a wealth of health information while also promoting our Mobile Health Vehicle. Through the hard work of the organizers and our Kaiser Permanente employees and their families, we completed more than 90 health screenings within four hours of the event.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make a difference in the Washington, D.C. area! Check out some photos from the event below.