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Children’s Mercy – Red Hot Night

More than 1,600 guests gathered on February 15th for The Hands & Hearts Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy’s Red Hot Night. The 16th annual event was held at the Kansas City Convention Center. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner by Fiorella’s, performance art by Quixotic, music by Lost Wax, and dancing. Proceeds support Children’s Mercy’s mission and pediatric research.

Honorary Co-chairmen Kevin and Jeanette Prenger, Maureen and Paul Kempinski, Children’s Mercy; and Honorary Co-chairmen Kristy Brulez and Will Moore

Hilary Wheeler, Tamara Bates, and Leslie Breer, Auxiliary member

Heather Russo, John and Lisa McLaughlin, and Cori Stites

Brice and Sadie Durbin, Kellie and David Stauffer, Lindsay and Nick Schulze, Maggie Newcomer, and Ali and Justin Begnaud

Cathy Baier and Anita Newton

Paul Kempinski, Children’s Mercy; Sarah Happ, Auxiliary president; Clare Blasi, Bruce Anderson, co-chairman; and Destiny and Nick Schrivener

Walter Porter, Auxiliary member; Robert Rogers, Andrew Teigen, and Nikki Newton

Artist Jeff Hanson with Tanna Guthrie, auctioneer

Hands & Hearts Auxiliary of Children’s Mercy Members (Front row) Jessica Morrow, Felisha McDougald, Diane Gallagher, Clare Blasi, co chairman; Bruce Anderson, co-chairman; Meagan Dowell, Julie Kelly, and Catalina Thompson (middle row) Cindy Muller, Sarah Happ, Auxiliary president; Randy Pope, Nancy Pope, Leslie Breer, Jackie Foy, and Susan Waldron (back row) Walter Porter, Rod Eisenhauer, Matt Twyman, Joe Podrebarac, and Liz Lewis


Additional photos featured in the March 21, 2020 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Chris Crum and Ben Palmer

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