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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Black Tie Ball

The Black Tie Ball, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was held on April 23rd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Suzanne and Brad Smith served as the chairmen of the 28th annual event that featured “An Evening of Elegance” theme. Ali Edwards, Rusty Smith and Janna LaCock, Leukemia […]

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March of Dimes – March for Babies

The March of Dimes’ March for Babies Kansas City was held on May 1st in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Proceeds help mothers have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Ambassador Ashley Higgins with her children, Reece and Carter Ellen McNamara, Chris Suchan and Brad Stephens served as the emcees. More than 10,000 people […]

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The Jewel Ball – Prelude Party

The Jewel Ball Prelude Party officially kicked off the 2016 Jewel Ball season on June 2nd at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Carol Fryer, Cappy Powell and Laura Redmond served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen.  Amy Volini, Page co-chairman; Susan Jones, Family Liaison chairman; and Sarah Bloss, Page chairman Page Reed, Jewel Ball chairman; and Nancy […]

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Saint Luke’s South Hospital – Books & Boutiques

The ninth annual Books & Boutiques, a benefit for Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s Art of Caring and Comfort, took place on April 16th at the Overland Park Convention Center. More than 900 guests enjoyed shopping and remarks from CBS News’ 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl. The evening prior, a private book signing of Lesley’s book, […]

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The Center for Practical Bioethics – Annual Dinner

The Center for Practical Bioethics held its Annual Dinner on May 3rd at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Will Schwalbe, best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club, was the keynote speaker. Linda Johnson, Mary Kay McPhee and Kate Marshall Karen Miller, Jane Lombard and Jack Alpert Truman Christopher, Branden Christopher, […]

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The Mission Project – Run for the Roses

The Mission Project’s ninth annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala was held on May 7th at Lake Quivira Country Club. Guests enjoyed signature mint juleps, horse betting and an appearance by Psylence, an American Royal champion show horse. Shelly and Evan Howe posed with Psylence. Jenna and Tim Crough Additional photos featured in […]

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HNC Living Foundation – Masks for Aid

April 8th was the date for Masks for Aid, HNC Living Foundation’s signature event at Starlight Theatre. Guests enjoyed fare from Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions, auctions, and a powerful performance, Elevate, featuring Quixotic. Additional photos featured in the June 11, 2016 issue Photo Credit: Seann Dwyer  

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