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Runner Spotlight: Andres

Leading up to the 2019 Austin Marathon, we’ll be featuring some of the dedicated health advocates running on Team People’s in support of affordable, accessible health care.

Andres supports access to affordable health care year round as a volunteer at People’s Community Clinic.Click here to support Andres’ fundraiser campaign!

Why do you choose to run with team People’s?
Volunteering at People’s is something that I enjoy greatly so I was happy to see that the clinic had formed a team and jumped at the opportunity to join.

How do you make running fun?
Music and Imagination. To the beat of my favorite songs I love being on the trail imagining myself running across the finish line or playing soccer for the U.S national team at the World Cup.

What’s your favorite running spot in Austin?
I like running at the Shoal Creek greenbelt. The tree covered trails and flowing water at my sides makes for a pleasant run.

How do you stay motivated?
Sometimes it’s not easy, but I like to think about the satisfaction that comes with accomplishing a goal. Being able to look back and have pride in something we’ve achieved motivates me to keep going.

Why is affordable, accessible health care important to you?
I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with care and compassion regardless of their circumstances. I believe in what clinics like People’s do because they are working to create a healthier community through affordable health care.


Want to get involved and support People’s through the 2019 Austin Marathon? Click here to see how you can run, volunteer, or donate to support affordable, accessible health care for uninsured and medically underserved Central Texans.

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