Event Extras

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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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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Spring Luncheon

Beautiful Ballet
May 12th was the date for The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s annual Spring Luncheon. The lovely event was held at The American Restaurant and featured a delicious lunch and beautiful floral arrangements by Craig Sole. Lisa Schubert Hickok is the Guild president. Siobhan McLaughlin Lesley is serving as chairman of the Nutcracker Ball, to be held on December 4th at Union Station Kansas City.

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Pour for More

KidsTLC
May 8th was the date for the third annual Pour for More, a benefit for KidsTLC. Anne and Dr. Bart Putnam and Mathew Norgard were the honorary co-chairmen of the event that was held at The Guild. Proceeds support KidsTLC’s programs which focus on psychiatric treatment, community outreach, outpatient behavioral health, autism, and wellness.

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