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May 6, 2017
8pm - Midnight
The Historic Firestone Building
2001 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Become a Sponsor
Florals? For spring? Ground breaking.

Bloom is going back to its roots in support of the Kansas City CARE Clinic. This is no garden party. Think florals reimagined. Expectations defied. Creative cocktails and cuisine from partners including La Bodega, Clear10 Vodka, and Lukas Liquors, along with one-of-a-kind, must-see entertainment, make the Bloom Party an unforgettable night! Supporting Bloom allows the Kansas City CARE Clinic to provide healthcare access for everyone in our community, including those who are underserved, underinsured, or unsure of where to turn. Bloom is the party with a purpose in Kansas City!


What exactly is Simply Bloom?
Make Nautical Home Accents Work in the Midwest
Fashion Column Twins Go Floral
Simply Bloom Inspired Looks
Men's BLOOM Fashion
Bloom Doesn't Exist Without Support
Honoring Steve Stroade
Elle Mae Bloom
Elle Mae Bloom
Simply Bloom Inspired Looks
Jana Style
Jana Style Shares Perfect Party Dress for Bloom
Simply Bloom Inspired Looks
La Bodega
Simply Bloom is going to be Simply Delicious
Culinary Excellence to Fuel the Night
KC Live
Simply Bloom Theme Reveal on KC Live
Building anticipation for Bloom Party
KC Live
KC CARE Clinic, Simply Kansas City
Party for a Cause
KC Live
Simply Fashionable
Bloom Partners with KC Fashion Week
KC Live
Bloom Goes Local
Off the rack choices to wear today
Simply the Best
Meet our bloom party leadership
Bloom on the Runway
Simply Bloom on the Red Carpet
Met Gala Red Carpet has plenty of bloom inspiration


Our sponsors turn the ideas into a reality!
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
  • Lukas Liquors
  • Spaces
  • Ink
  • La Bodega
  • HCA Midwest
  • Walgreens
  • Epic
  • Albers Sepcialty Pharmacy
  • Polsinelli
  • Saint Luke's
  • Coke
  • pwc
  • berg
  • Halls
  • R24
  • clear10
  • Dan Meiners
  • hoa
  • John & Marny Sherman
  • William Francis & Kim Seyller></li>
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Albers Family | Global Prairie | Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer | Sheri & Bob Wood | Knapstein Design | Page Communications | Contract Furnishings | TIVOL | Tom Nagel & David Wiley | Dr. Camille & Edward Honesty | Robert Claassen, DDS | Dimensional Innovations | Lonnie Shalton & Rita Leifhelm | UMB | Jose R. Rodriguez & Robert Sherwood | Shelby Herrick Salon | Sarah & Jon Baum | Bukaty Companies | Commerce Bank | The Andrews Family Foundation | Chuck & Jennifer Laue | Cheryl Dillard & Pat Titterington, DDS | LabCorp | Matt & Ann Anthony | Kansas City Royals | BluePrint Healthcare IT | LOCATE KC | IODITECH | David Ruisch & Jason Cole


Anne St. Peter | Missouri Bank | R24 Studios LLC | Veracity Consulting | Ruth & Alfred Biggs | Ann Bowley | New Theatre Restaurant | Lighthouse Legal KC | TheGymKC | Chris Beal & Tim Van Zandt | Intouch Solutions | H&R Block | Laura Foley & David Cimpl | Adams Dairy Bank | Anne N. Hickok | John Schuppan & Brandon Greenough | Gina Kaiser & David Gale | Chadwick Brooks & Lauren Reece | BKD CPAs & Advisors | Harvesters—The Community Food Network | Doug & Abby Albers | TheHillKC | Phil Scaglia & Clayton Farrell | Doug Girod, MD, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center & Rob Simari, MD, Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine | G. Kenneth & Anne Baum | Susan Gordon & J. Scott Francis, Discretionary Fund, Francis Family Foundation | Chad Alexander | John Hodges | J.E. Dunn Construction Company | Kevin Brazeale & Kevin Nelson | Northpoint Development | Jonathan E. Geffrard | Mixture/Dan DeLeon | Dr. Meggan Newland & Jon Henry | IDEOLITY | Les & Jan Ryon | Gilead | David & Nancy Kenner | ULAH | Meara Welch Browne, P.C. | Maurice Watson | David Douglass | Christian & Elizabeth Frank | Kelly Cole & Charles Shrout | RSVP in the Village | David Brinkerhoff & Dan Meiners | Protzman Law Firm | Carla & Don Duryee | Humana | WireCo


Amie Hankel & Nikki Schantz | Cindy & Tom Thornton | Katie & Jared Campbell | Mark & Cara Nuss | Desarae Harrah of Collins & Jones, P.C. | Kiran Ross | Jason & Kate McKinney | James Smith & Jacob Jensvold | Andy Brown & Kurt Koeneman | John & Charlotte Hall | Eric Thomas & Jonathan Gregory | Andrew Waldman | Mark Brannon at Salon 1013 | Colonial Patterns | Ann E. Warner, MD | Whimsy Cheesecakes | Jonathan Walker | Mark Sawkin & Chris Lang | Locus Fragrance Studio | Stephanie Guin & Kevin Greenwood | Dr. Alisa Ash & Matt Welch | Patrick Kappelmann | Brian Courtney | Adam Gebhardt | Dr. Brandon Prusa | Russ Johnson & Heather Brown | Heather Gray | Doug Wells | Doug & Julie Day | Dr. Daniel J. Shead | Doug Anning & Kirk Isenhour | Jonathan Bowyer & Zach Loes | Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation | Dr. Kyle Coffman | Zane Burke | Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt | Cheryl Gibson & Paul Cuddy | Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center | Norbert Belz | Pennington & Company | Webb Technology Group | Vince & Julie Clark | EVP Capital Advisors | Randy Coffey & Joseph Davis | Gary & Janie Foltz | ScriptPro | Rita & Irwin Blitt | Kerry Matson & Wesley Pennington | Craig & Deb Ritter | Patrick Ryan | Greg Thurman & Don White | George & Elizabeth Barreto | Bill & Peggy Lyons | Donald J. Hall | Tim Hagan | Brian Williams | James & Katherine Gerson

In-Kind Sponsors

Albers Medical Pharmacy | Arrowhead Specialty Meats | Bernard’s Bakehaus | Boozy Botanicals | Boulevard | City Bitty Farms | Clear10 | Digital Designs | Dimensional Innovations | Dolyn Bags | Ed Don | eNVe Designs | EPIC Innovative Events | Exposure Model & Talent Agency | Voices & | Fabulous Fish Company | Fortune Fish & Gourmet | Halls | Heart of America Entertainment | Heidi Herrman | Hi Hat Coffee | James Smith Design | Jessica Harbin | Major Brands | Meat Mitch | Molly Balloons | Niall Watches | Nothing Bundt Cakes | Paolini Garment Company | Print Time | Red Bull | Roasterie | Ron Berg Studios | Sarah Nelsen | Shelby Herrick Salon | Ste Michelle Wine Estates | Stone Bridge | Studio Dan Meiners | Tavern in the Village | Tivol Jewlery | Tom’s Town | ULAH | US Foods

BLOOM Parties
Dedicated Volunteers
Million Dollars Raised
Patient Appointments Each Year


Redefining Volunteerism
Abby Albers

Abby Albers


After serving on the Bloom committee for three years, Abby is thrilled to be a returning co-chair for Simply Bloom. 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 healthcare 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


With three years of Bloom Leadership Committee experience under his belt, Doug is honored to be a returning co-chair and 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, working in employee benefits consulting before taking a role as Chief Operating Officer for Apex Specialty Pharmacy and co-founding Summit Rx, a pharmacy benefits management company. 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 a 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

Tom Nagel

Tom Nagel


Having served on the Bloom committee for six years, Tom is privileged and honored to assume the role of co-chair in 2017, where he’ll have the opportunity to lead and work alongside the amazing group of talented volunteers who bring the party to life. He truly values giving back to the community, including volunteering and serving on boards for a variety of nonprofits including: KC CARE Clinic, AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City and Great Plains SPCA. Professionally, Tom is a human resources leader and worked in a variety of industries before joining Polsinelli in 2014. In his current role at the Firm, Tom has HR oversight for half of the US, including employee relations, talent development and organizational effectiveness. When Tom isn’t busy working or volunteering, he and his partner David enjoy supporting Kansas City’s many delectable restaurants, listening to live music, traveling, and spending time with their dogs, Dolby and DeeDee. Read More

Kiran Ross

Kiran Ross


With eight years of Bloom Leadership Committee experience under her belt, Kiran is honored to join her good friends Tom, Doug and Abby as a co-chair for Simply Bloom. She's done everything from co-creating the party's social media footprint to chairing Food & Beverage, so she's feeling up to the task of making this the best Bloom yet! Kiran also serves on the St. Teresa's Academy Board of Directors. As principal of K2Media since 2008, Kiran consults with businesses and brands on social media and digital marketing and is a contributing writer for Kansas City Business Journal. She is the proud mother of two children who keep her on her toes! She is grateful for the opportunity to continue the good work begun by her father, Dr. Mahesh Chandra, in KC's Westport Free Health Clinic. She is proud to serve Kansas City CARE Clinic and knows that Kansas Citians are relying on the revenue generated by this amazing party more than ever before! Please join us and prepare to be wowed at #SimplyBloom! Read More

Honorary Co-Chairs

Steve Stroade & Danny Ng

Honorary Co-Chairs

Steve first volunteered at the Kansas City Free Health Clinic stuffing envelopes at 39th and Main. Ever since, he has been a supporter of the Kansas City CARE Clinic, serving six years of service on the Board of Directors, including one as Vice President and two as Chair. Steve has also been a supporter of Bloom for many years, going all the way back to its days as the Free Clinic’s Free for All – even hosting a Patron Party in his home. Steve also spent years on boards and volunteering with a number of local not for profits that include the AIDS Service Foundation, Heartland (now Great Plains) SPCA, March of Dimes and MainCor KC. Steve is the President and Founding Principal of Contract Furnishings, which has helped to plan and furnish some of Kansas City’s coolest office spaces. Steve was instrumental in helping the Clinic plan and furnish its Broadway and Meyer-Prospect locations. For many years, Danny and Steve have supported organizations that advocate for kids at risk. Steve and Danny moved to Boulder, Colorado in 2012 where they both received Colorado foster care licenses and then volunteered as fill-in foster parents. They returned from Boulder in 2014 with their son, Daniel, and have since expanded their family again through adoption with a son, Juan. You can ask Steve or Danny, and they will tell you they are so blessed to have the best kids ever! Read More

Event Committee
  • Chad Alexander
  • Julia Armstrong
  • Micah Barta
  • Kevin Brazeale
  • Melissa Cooper
  • Breanne Fritcher
  • Desarae Harrah
  • Shelby Herrick
  • Damian Lair
  • Sarah Lehman
  • Sean McCully
  • Tammi Morgan
  • Lucy Rieger
  • Elliott Scott
  • Matt Seithel
  • Allie Shondell
  • James Smith
  • Kellen Whaley
  • Lydia Young
Kansas City CARE Clinic Marketing & Leadership
  • Sheridan Wood
  • Kate B. McKinney
    Board Chair
  • Doug Day
    VP, Marketing & Development
  • Chadwick Brooks
    Board Marketing & Development Committee Chair


The Kansas City CARE Clinic

The Kansas City CARE Clinic is a nonprofit community health center with a mission to promote health and wellness by providing Care, Access, Research, and Education to the under-served and all people in the community. For 45 years, we have provided care to ALL who need it.

The Bloom Party is our largest special event, raising critical unrestricted funds for our operating budget. Your support of Bloom and the Kansas City CARE Clinic matters now more than ever. Your generosity ensures healthcare access for thousands of your friends and neighbors, today and every day.


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