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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night, “Virtually Over the Rainbow”

Randy Pope and Walter Porter were the co-chairmen, and Chanie and Tom Mitchell and Drs. Susan and Greg Sweat served as the honorary co-chairmen of The Hands and Hearts Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy’s Red Hot Night, “Virtually Over the Rainbow.” The 17th annual event, a benefit for the new Children’s Mercy Research Institute, was held on February 20th. More than 1,200 guests tuned in and enjoyed delicious fare from Fiorella’s, online auctions, and entertainment by Dustin Colquitt, Hartzell Gray, Tanna Guthrie, DJ Ashton Martin, and Coleen Dieker. Proceeds support pediatric research.

Chanie and Tom Mitchell, honorary co-chairmen
Co-host Hartzell Gray led the cocktail making demonstration.
Stephanie Hafner, Mindy Bridges, Katie Gahagan, Justin Bridges, and Bryce Gahagan
Brandi and Mike Rea with their children, Carson, Stella, and Brody
Peter and Sandra Schiavi
Abby Ellis with Bridget and John Brandmeyer
Mike and Kathryn Harvel
Event Co-chairmen Walter Porter and Randy Pope
(Seated) Kelly Pope and Nancy Pope, board member (standing) Jack Roh and Randy Pope, co-chairman
Jill Farrell, Jillian Gallagher, Hands & Hearts Auxiliary President Diane and Terry Gallagher, Mary Kate Gallagher, and Freddie Harvey
Drs. Greg and Susan Sweat, honorary co-chairmen

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