Event Extras

Annual Dinner and Joan Berkley Symposium

Making An Impact
More than 500 guests enjoyed The Center for Practical Bioethics’ Annual Dinner and Joan Berkley Symposium on April 30th and May 1st . The theme of this year’s event was “Healing What Hurts: The Politics of Pain.” The under-treatment of pain, which affects 100 million Americans, has been a focus of the Center’s work since its founding in 1984.

Hannah and Brandon Hidaka with Barbara and Dr.

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Cheers To KU

Cocktail Buffet
Jody Tillotson’s beautiful home was the perfect setting for a Cocktail Buffet, where guests enjoyed delicious fare and a special program featuring Dr. Marilyn Rymer, vice president of neurosciences at The University of Kansas Hospital; and Dr. Jeff Burns, the Edward H. Hashinger Professor of Neurology at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Savor The Moment – A Taste of New Beginnings

27th Annual Ball 
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 27th Annual Ball, Savor The Moment – A Taste of New Beginnings, was held on April 25th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Kathy and Jim Polsinelli served as the chairmen. Proceeds support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

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Dream Gala

Becky and Brett Gordon served as chairmen of the 20th anniversary JDRF Dream Gala on May 2nd. More than 800 guests attended the evening that featured a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. More than two million dollars was raised at the event that ranked fifth out of more than 100 JDRF galas across the country.

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Soirée 2015

Sensational Sounds
Soirée 2015, celebrating the 39th season of The Friends of Chamber Music, was held on May 9th at Indian Hills Country Club. Guests enjoyed an elegant dinner, a concert by members of the Ying Quartet and silent and live auctions which featured rare vintage wines selected by Master Sommelier Doug Frost.

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