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March of Dimes – March for Babies Kansas City

The March of Dimes’ March for Babies Kansas City was held on May 1st in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Proceeds help mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Ambassador Ashley Higgins with her children, Reece and Carter

Ellen McNamara, Chris Suchan and Brad Stephens served as the emcees.

More than 10,000 people participated in the event.

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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2016 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Carol Fryer, Cappy Powell and Laura Redmond served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. 

Amy Volini, Page co-chairman; Susan Jones, Family Liaison chairman; and Sarah Bloss, Page chairman

Page Reed, Jewel Ball chairman; and Nancy Sachse, Jewel Ball vice chairman

Guest Speaker Frank Byrne, Kansas City Symphony

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Saint Luke’s South Hospital – Books & Boutiques

The ninth annual Books & Boutiques, a benefit for Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Art of Caring and Comfort, took place on April 16th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 900 guests enjoyed shopping and remarks from CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. The evening prior, a private book signing of Lesley’s book, Becoming Grandma, was held at AMC Headquarters.

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2016 Class of Rising Star – Greg Porter

Unlike many community leaders in Our Town, Gregory Porter had to overcome a myriad of difficulties in his early life. His mother, who spoke and read very little English, came to the United States from Korea to follow her American husband. Due to unfortunate circumstances, she was then forced to support herself and her three children without family help or any kind of financial safety net.

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