Event Extras

Challenge Your Fashion

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
April 25th was the date for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger Program’s Challenge Your Fashion at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The festive event featured dinner, silent and live auctions and a celebrity-filled fashion show with styles from Dillard’s and Meierotto Jewelers. Proceeds support the expansion of the Fred and Shirley Pryor YMCA Challenger Sports Complex and Challenger programs across Our Town.

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March for Babies Kansas City

Sweet Babies
The March of Dimes’ March for Babies Kansas City was held on May 3rd at the Kansas City Power & Light District. Ten thousand walkers participated in this event.

Also featured in the June 27, 2015 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Jessica Strom Photography and Brandon Abe Photography
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Blue Ribbon Burgers & Brews

First Rate Fun
The Child Abuse Prevention Association’s (CAPA) Blue Ribbon Burgers & Brews was held on April 17th at Longview Mansion. Carol Sours served as the chairman. More than 200 guests enjoyed a silent auction, a raffle and unique tastings from local eateries and brews from top breweries, including Abita and KC Bier Company. Proceeds support CAPA’s child abuse prevention efforts.

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25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Leading By Example
Synergy Services’ 25th Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards was held on May 8th at The View at Briarcliff. Guests enjoyed hearing portions of the essays written by 20 area students who were chosen from more than 5,500 entries honoring their Kindest Kansas Citians. Barbara Unell and Liz Uhlmann were the honorary co-chairmen, and Jenny Tuck and Cory Miller served as the co-chairmen. Proceeds support Synergy Services’ STOP Violence program.

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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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