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25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Leading By Example
Synergy Services’ 25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards was held on May 8th at The View at Briarcliff. Guests enjoyed hearing portions of the essays written by 20 area students who were chosen from more than 5,500 entries honoring their Kindest Kansas Citians. Barbara Unell and Liz Uhlmann were the honorary co-chairmen, and Jenny Tuck and Cory Miller served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support Synergy Services’ STOP Violence program.

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Gift Shop Grand Opening

Champions For Children
May 14th was the date for The Children’s Relief Association (CRA) Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy’ Gift Shop Grand Opening. CRA was founded in 1910 and has a rich history of volunteering at Children’s Mercy. This spring, the hospital’s main gift shop was relocated and renovated, which CRA celebrated with a special fundraising campaign and reception. Kate Banks and Paula Halsey served as the event co-chairmen.

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Hot Summer Nights

Amazing Adventure
Marlys and Michael Haverty are the honorary chairmen, and Suzanne and Joe Donnelly and Liz and Perry Brandt are serving as co-chairmen of Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing’s Hot Summer Nights. The June 27th event will be held on the 12th Street Bridge. Guests will stroll through Paris, Venice, New Orleans, China, Mexico, and an Irish pub.

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Books & Boutiques

Saint Luke’s South Hospital
May 1st was the date for The Saint Luke’s Foundation at Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s eighth annual Books & Boutiques at the Overland Park Convention Center. Alicia Cabrera-Hill, Kim Madden and Dr. Marsha Weaver were co-chairmen, and Lara Mortiz served as the emcee. Laura McBride, author of We Are Called To Rise; was the featured speaker. Proceeds support women’s breast health at Saint Luke’s South Hospital.

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BLOOM Party

“Camp BLOOM”
Stacey Lukas, Bernard Shondell, Katie Campbell, and Chadwick Brooks were the co-chairmen of The Kansas City CARE Clinic’s BLOOM Party, “Camp BLOOM,” on May 2nd under the 12th Street Bridge in the West Bottoms. Guests enjoyed glamourous mess-fare from Bread & Butter Concept restaurants. Zim Loy served as the honorary chairman.

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