Dawson Hart, a veteran who lost most of his eyesight while on duty in Iraq, is IFB Solutions’ honorary chairman of the inaugural Santa’s Showdown 5k run on Dec. 14 in Asheville. Hart is a long-time running enthusiast even after losing part of his leg a few years ago. He’ll run the race wearing a prosthetic that enables him to maintain a training regimen and races provide extra motivation.

Learn more about Dawson’s story here.