November 7th is the date for the March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards to be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. The event recognizes nurses from a variety of nursing practice settings whose strength, courage and perseverance advance their profession. Karen L. Miller, The University of Kansas School of Nursing; is the honorary chairman, and Tammy Peterman, The University of Kansas Hospital; is serving as the chairman.
In the Spotlight
Treads & Threads will roar into the Kansas Speedway on September 5th to benefit The University of Kansas Hospital. Debbie and Russ Welsh are serving as chairmen of the event that will feature Grammy-nominated artist Gavin DeGraw, a packed dance floor featuring the Emerald City Band, gourmet fare, and specialty beverages. Proceeds from the event will support personalized cancer treatment and expanded services for patients battling cancer.
The 11th Annual Saint Luke’s Home Care & Hospice Golf Tournament will be held on June 16that Staley Farms Golf Club. Players will enjoy breakfast, lunch, a gift, and a great round of golf. Proceeds will support compassionate and high-quality services to patients and families in Town.
Also featured in the May 17th issue of The Independent
Mick Allison, Steve Kropp, Terry Erbert, and Artrell Harris
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Nectar of the Gods
June 28th is the date for the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park’s Stems: A Garden Soirée. Co-chairmen Linda and DeWayne Bridges recently opened their beautiful home to board members and committee members to preview a tasting from the two wineries that will be featured at Stems, Dos Puentes and Don Manuel Villafañe. Josh Mitchem is also serving as co-chairman of the event.
Mind Body Spirit
Join Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Co-Chairmen Mary Jo O’Byrne, Diane O’Byrne and Caitlin O’Byrne at the Speaking of Women’s Health Conference, to be held on October 3rd at the Overland Park Convention Center. As Our Town’s premier women’s health education program, the conference is designed to educate women to make informed decisions about the health and well-being of themselves and their families.