BLOOM Fleet Week
April 23, 2016
8pm - Midnight
507 N Montgall Ave
Kansas City, MO 64120
April 23, 2016
8pm - Midnight
507 N Montgall Ave
Kansas City, MO 64120
We’re bringing the tradition of Fleet Week to Kansas City’s historic East Bottoms for a night of unforgettable shore leave.
We’re transforming an historic treasure into a port city paradise, with tons of food, drink, fun and entertainment.
It’s all in support of the Kansas City CARE Clinic, to help ensure healthcare access to thousands of Kansas Citians today and every day.
We thank them and hope that you recognize their contributions whenever possible.
George K. Baum Foundation, Halls Kansas City, Heart of America Entertainment, Marny & John Sherman, Nancy Hawley, William Francis & Kim Seyllor
Albers Family, Antella Consulting Engineers, Bishop-McCann, Bob & Sheri Wood, Bukaty Companies, Commerce Bank, Contract Furnishings, David Brinkerhoff & Dan Meiners, Dr. Camille & Edward Honesty, Jill & Bill Coughlin, Kansas Medical Clinic, Kirk Isenhour & Doug Anning, Knapstein Design, LabCorp, LOCATE KC, Lonnie Shalton & Rita Leifhelm, Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, Meara Welch Browne, Medtrak, Mid-State Aerospace, Page Communications, PNC Midland Loans, Robert Claassen, DDS, Sarah Strnad & Joe Hemmer, Shelby Herrick Salon, Suzanne E. Allen, TUTERA Senior Living & Health Care, UMB
Abby & Doug Albers, Adams Dairy Bank, Alfred & Ruth Biggs, Anne Hickok, BKD, Bryan Cave, LLP, Centerpoint Medical Center, Christian & Elizabeth Frank, Christopher Beal & Tim Van Zandt, Chuck & Jennifer Laue, Clayton Funk, Coca-Cola, Consolidated Communications Foundation, Danny McGeorge, David Ruisch & Jason Cole, David S. Wiley & Tom Nagel, Dr. Meggan Newland & Jon Henry, Feng/Beth Zollars, G. Kenneth & Ann Baum, Gallagher-Metzler Insurance, Gilead Sciences Inc., Gilmore & Bell P.C., Global Prairie, H&R Block, J.E. Dunn, James E Ferrell, Jonathan E. Geffrard, Jose R. Rodriguez & Robert Sherwood, Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center, Kansas City Testing & Engineering, Kelly Cole & Charles Shrout, Kevin Thorpe, Les & Jan Ryon, Lighthouse Legal KC, Littler Mendelson Firm, Mark & Cara Nuss, Maurice Watson, Mixture/Dan DeLeon , Nancy & David Kenner, Northpoint Development, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Phil Scaglia & Clayton Farrel, Protzman Law Firm, RSVP in the Village, Samson Dental, Sarah & Jon Baum, TheGymKC, Truman Medical Centers
Adam Merando, Adam Schifman & Aaron Waggie, Alan McDermott, Andrew Pate, Andy Brown & Kurt Koeneman, Ann E. Warner, MD, Brandon Prusa, Brian Courtney, Chadwick Brooks & Kevin Rugen, Chris Gahagan, Christopher Broyles & Hexi Wang, Daniel J. Shead, David Douglass, Desarae Harrah of Collins & Jones, P.C., Doug Wells, Dr. Alisa Ash & Matt Welch, Gary & Janie Foltz, Gina Kaiser & David Gale, Greg Thurman & Don White, Heather Paxton , Jason & Kate McKinney, Jean O'Brien, Jim & Katie Gerson, John & Charlotte Hall, John & Karen Yungmeyer, John Schuppan, Jonathan Bowyer & Zach Loes, Joshua Ussary, Julie & Vince Clark, Katie & Jared Campbell, Kim & Scott Penning, Laura Foley and David Cimpl, Mark Brannon, Mark Sawkin & Chris Lang, Mary Duffy, Randy Coffey & Joseph Davis, Rita & Irwin Blitt, Russ Johnson & Heather Brown, Sally Neville & Kathy Nesbitt, Scott Francis & Susan Gordan, Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt, Sloane Simmons & Harl Van Deursen, Stephanie Guin & Kevin Greenwood, Teresa Bohon, Tom & Kate Peddicord, Victoria James & Drew Hogdon, Webb Technology Group, Denise & William Marshall, Zane Burke
After serving on the BLOOM committee for two years, Abby is thrilled to be at the helm of this year’s ship as a co-chair. She has served on committees promoting healthcare opportunities for an under-served community in Kansas City, such as Fashion for a Cause (supporting Truman Medical Center) and Homecoming (supporting SAVE, Inc.). After owning her own stationery shop for 7 years, Abby switched gears and is now at Albers + Apex pharmacies. Working in the pharmacy industry, she has been made more aware of the varying health care needs of so many Kansas Citians - the needs that the Kansas City CARE Clinic fulfills. That is why she works diligently to support the Clinic in every way she can. And it gives her a chance to do one of the things she loves most - throw a party! Her other loves include her fellow co-chair, colleague and husband, Doug, and their two little boys, Max and Pete. They keep her crazy busy and her heart full! Read More
With two years of BLOOM Leadership Committee experience under his belt, Doug is honored to have been promoted to the rank of co-chair and to have the opportunity to lead and serve alongside such a talented group people. Service to the community has long been an important part of his life - serving on a variety of boards and executive committees including, The Joshua M. Seidel Memorial Foundation, the Golf Foundation of Kansas City, The Truman Collective and Truman Medical Centers Charitable Foundation. Professionally, Doug has spent the majority of his career in healthcare, with stints in pharmacy benefits management and employee benefits insurance before taking a role as Chief Operating Officer for Apex Specialty Pharmacy. Understanding the important role that pharmacy plays in healthcare today, Doug is grateful for the opportunity to support the Kansas City CARE Clinic in their efforts to provide the best healthcare possible for patients across the community, and thrilled to be able to do so alongside his wife, colleague and fellow co-chair, Abby. Oh, and the all-access, behind the scenes pass to KC’s best party is pretty great perk! Doug’s been known to be found on the golf course or at The K cheering on the World Series Champs when he’s not busy wrastlin’ his two little superheroes Bat-Max and Super-Pete! Read More
Chadwick is proud to join the BLOOM 2016 leadership team! He officially joined the committee leading the Experience subcommittee with BLOOM SpeaksEasy, but has supported the event from first blossom. His favorite part of BLOOM is connecting an amazing event with an incredible cause. Chadwick has deep roots in the community and has co-chaired many events large and small including Truman Medical Center's Fashion for a Cause. He is past editor of KC Magazine and Kansas City Home Design. Currently he sits on the board of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City and is co-founder of the Millennial League. He is owner of Chadwick Brooks Design and Creative Production, co-producer of Late Night Theatre, and a self-proclaimed “Creative Hustler.” When asked what to expect for BLOOM 2016, “Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a wild BLOOM!” Read More
Katie Campbell has had the pleasure over the last 6 years to be involved with BLOOM. While everyone knows that the party itself is a not-to-be missed event every year in Kansas City, the thing that is the most amazing about it is what the monies raised does to support the needs of the KC CARE Clinic and Kansas Citians. Katie is the associate principal at Monticello Trails Middle School in Shawnee, Kansas. She and her husband, Jared, live downtown with their two dogs, Lucca and Lucy. In her free time, she loves volunteering for Hello Art, eating and shopping local, spending time with friends, and binging on Netflix Original Series. Read More
Sloane and Harl were thrilled to be asked to be honorary co-chairs for Kansas City's event that continues to push the bounds in creativity, BLOOM.They have attended many BLOOM events in the past but can't imagine this one won't "out do" all others! Sloane and Harl have a long history of supporting the AIDS service organizations in Kansas City through the fundraising efforts of the AIDS Walk and the Mosaic Project in particular. Sloane has served on the board of the Kansas City CARE Clinic since 2009 and is ending her time there as Immediate Past President. She has served on the board of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City, has led the board of the UMKC Women's Center and currently leads the board of the Friends of Art Council at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, none of which she could do without the support and love of Harl. Harl is independently employed as a computer consultant to not-for-profits and small business. He is also the artist/founder of Zippernut Press, a snarky line of greeting cards and gifts. Sloane is a co-owner of a store named STUFF in Brookside. They are currently empty nesters with their only child in college. Their dog, however, wasn't ready for higher education and lives with them in Hyde Park. Read More
The BLOOM Party is the largest fundraising event for the Kansas City CARE Clinic and provides vital unrestricted funds to the Clinic’s operating budget.
The Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote health and wellness by providing Care, Access, Research and Education to the underserved and all people in the community. Your support of BLOOM and the Kansas City CARE Clinic ensures health care access to thousands of Kansas Citians today and every day.
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