Mercy Project started the BCS Marathon in 2011. Mercy Project’s Founder and Executive Director Chris Field and his staff put on the race each year.
Mercy Project, based in Bryan/College Station, is working to eradicate child slavery in Ghana, Africa. To do this, they are implementing economic development projects in various villages and communities in Ghana where an estimated 7,000 children work as modern day slaves. These new economic opportunities give an alternative to the forced child labor present today. To learn more, visit www.mercyproject.net.
Voices for Children – CASA of Brazos Valley
Voices For Children, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to children in our community. Through the use of highly trained volunteers as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), VFC is dedicated to the safety and needs of the children they serve.
Their mission is to improve the lives of children in foster care through powerful volunteer advocacy ensuring that each child is placed in a safe and permanent home. VFC provides over 7,500 hours of one-on-one advocacy each year to abused and neglected children removed from their homes and placed in foster care.
Health for All
Health For All is a nonprofit free health care clinic built almost entirely on generous funding from local donors who live and/or do business in the Brazos Valley; no state or federal funding is received. The clinic provides free doctor visits, pharmaceuticals, specialist exams, lab tests, X-rays, chronic disease management education and counseling services to low income patients in the Brazos Valley who are currently without health insurance and do not qualify for government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare or County Indigent funds.
Health for All treats about 1,500 patients each year with more than 4,000 exams provided by a team of volunteer medical professionals. They deliver services at a very low cost thanks to a small staff and a large number of volunteers and community partners. By providing an alternative to expensive emergency room visits by the under insured, Health For All saves Brazos Valley hospitals and taxpayers millions of dollars each year.