Since 2013, the Illini Veterans have hosted the Illini Veterans Memorial 5K. The 5K allows us to honor those that have given their lives for our country, while raising awareness and support for a cause serving veterans. The Illini Veterans have chosen to donate the proceeds of every 5K to date to the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on the UIUC campus. The money we have raised has gone towards programs and equipment for student veterans.
Opened in the Fall of 2015, the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education provides residential and non-residential support services to empower military-connected students to realize their potential through a world-class education experience that prepares them to lead fulfilling, meaningful, and maximally independent lives.