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Saint Luke’s Foundation – 2022 Books & Boutiques

The Overland Park Convention Center was the site for Saint Luke’s Foundation’s Books & Boutiques event. Sarah Smarsh, New York Times best-selling author, was the featured speaker. Proceeds from the event support Saint Luke’s South Hospital’s cardiovascular program.

Sarah Smarsh, featured speaker, addressed the guests virtually at the Patrons’ Party.


Guests enjoyed shopping at the 12 local boutiques.


Jennifer Jesse, Jen Deardorff, and Kelly Crane


Haley Harrison, emcee

Featured in the May 28, 2022 issue of The Independent.


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