Event Extras

Gilda’s Club Kansas City

Grand Opening
Gilda’s Club Kansas City held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 1st at its Clubhouse location. Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club WorldWide, was the special guest. Gilda’s Club Kansas City provides free social and emotional support for anyone in the Kansas City area and surrounding counties facing cancer.
Also featured in the July 21st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel and Debbie Sauer

Mary Linna Woods, Dr.

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Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

Cheers to 75 Years
The Westport Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding with a Tea at the Linda Hall Library on the campus of the University of Missouri – Kansas City on June 18th. With 85 guests and members in attendance, the organization presented a gift to the Kansas City community of a Period Light Fixture for the second level entry hall of the Alexander Majors House.

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Making CENT$ in the City
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City and Girls Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri recently held a one day financial education workshop called Making CENT$ in the City. Emily VanArsdale and Lou Wade were the co-chairmen. The workshop was created for teenage girls and their parents and covered topics including checking accounts, budgeting, investing, and job preparation.

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AIDS WALK Kansas City

Walking For A Cause
Nearly 4,500 participants raised $450,000 for local HIV/AIDS organizations at the 24th annual AIDS WALK Kansas City on April 28th at Theis Park. A Kick-off reception was held prior to the event at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Mike Meier hosted the AIDS WALK House party at his beautiful home on May 20th. Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s, Chopped, was the featured guest.
Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: J.

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JDRF

Leading the Good Fight
People living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) brought their families out for the annual JDRF summer event,  T-Bones, Tailgating and T1D on June 11th. JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research.
Also featured in the July 7th issue of The Independent

Blaise Howard, diagnosed at age nine; Cathy Baier, Chase Howard and Janelle Fanning.

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