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BLOOM Fleet Week

April 23, 2016
8pm - Midnight
507 N Montgall Ave
Kansas City, MO 64120

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Sponsors

Our sponsors turn the ideas into a reality!

We thank them and hope that you recognize their contributions whenever possible.

Admiral ($20,000)
  • Albers Sepcialty Pharmacy
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
  • Enid
  • Lukas Liquors
  • Spaces
Commodore ($15,000)
  • HCA Midwest
  • Walgreens
Captain ($10,000)
  • ioditech
  • KCUMB
  • Polsinelli
  • Saint Luke's
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Leadership

Redefining Volunteerism
Abby Albers

Abby Albers

Co-Chair

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

Doug Albers

Doug Albers

Co-Chair

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 Brooks

Chadwick Brooks

Co-Chair

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

Katie Campbell

Co-Chair

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

Honorary Co-Chairs

S. Sloane Simmons & Harl Van Deursen

Honorary Co-Chairs

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

Event Committee
  • Chad Alexander
  • Jonathan Bowyer
  • Douglas Brown
  • Lindsey Cummings
  • Melissa Cooper
  • Gary Fabro
  • Desarae Harrah
  • Shelby Herrick
  • Travis Joyal
  • Damian Lair
  • Sarah Lehman
  • Sean McCully
  • Kate McKinney
  • Ron Megee
  • Tom Nagel
  • Tom Peddicord
  • Lauren Reece
  • Kiran Ross
  • Elliott Scott
  • James Smith
  • Landon Vonderschmidt
  • Kelly Wilcox
  • Lydia Young
  • Kayle Zieber
Kansas City CARE Clinic Board of Directors
  • Mark D. Nuss (Chairman)
  • Christopher Beal
  • Eric L. Becker
  • Alfred D. Biggs Jr., MD
  • Katie Campbell
  • Kelly C. Cole
  • Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt
  • Kelley Funk
  • Camille Y. Honesty, MD
  • Kurt Knapstein
  • Kate McKinney
  • Meggan Newland, MD
  • Mark Opara
  • Gazala Parvin, M.D.
  • Tom Peddicord, Pharm. D.
  • Doris Rogers
  • S. Sloane Simmons
  • Cindy L. Thornton
Kansas City CARE Clinic Marketing & Leadership
  • Sheridan Wood
    CEO
  • Kirk Isenhour
    VP, Marketing & Development
  • Sarah Baum
    Development Officer
  • Sarah Haik
    Marketing & Development Associate
Beneficiary

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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