The situation is heartbreaking. Many Kansas City families and individuals must make a choice between buying groceries… paying rent… or taking care of a medical need. Expensive prescriptions, insurance with significant gaps or total lack of insurance force many of our neighbors to seek short-term emergency medical assistance.
Since 2005, the Medicine Cabinet has spent in excess of $5.8 million dollars providing more than 30,000 services in the areas of dental emergencies, diabetic supplies, durable medical equipment (including hearing aids), prescriptions, vision care and eyeglasses.
With 24 intake sites located on both sides of the state line, help is available in any part of Kansas City.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet is a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation. Updated 10/25/16
The Medicine Cabinet DOSE of FUN 2017
In the past, it’s been called the “Tip-Off”, but the annual fundraising concert held at the historic Uptown Theater has a NEW NAME! We hope that you will mark your calendar for February 17, 2017 for a FUN Friday evening for a great cause! The DOSE of FUN starts with a Patrons’ Party (indoor) Picnic and continues into the theater for a musical concert featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with opening act, Ozark Mountain Daredevils! Listen to country music station 106.5 The Wolf for more details. Tickets through Ticketmaster starting at $35. For Patron level tickets contact the Foundation office, (816) 276-7555. Patron level tickets cost $150 for a music-filled evening which includes a barbecue dinner pre-concert in the Valentine Room at the Uptown, a host bar, reserved parking, a balcony level seat and a $75 tax deductible donation to Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet.
COINS FOR THE CABINET 2016
During the week of November 7-11th, local schools and businesses participated in our annual coin collection for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. We are grateful to those who participated in this fund raiser where 100% of every COIN or BILL collected goes directly to helping a person in KC who is having a medical crisis. You will find below a list of all of the schools and business who participated this year. Thank you!
Please use the link below to see one of the four segments featuring the Medicine Cabinet and our Coins for the Cabinet collection on Fox 4 Morning News on Monday, November 7th!
Casey’s General Stores
7907 North Oak Tfwy, KCMO
10751 North Oak Tfwy, KCMO
200 E. 6th St., Kearney
1651 Meadowlark Ln, Excelsior Springs, MO
112 Branch, Platte City, MO
2000 Broadway, Oak Grove, MO
700 S. Broadway, Oak Grove, MO
2900 NW 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO
2424 SW 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO
1251 SW Eagles Pkwy, Grain Valley, MO
101 S Buckner Tarsney Rd., Grain Valley, MO
1111 Buckner Tarsney Rd., Grain Valley, MO
Commerce Bank and Trust
First Lutheran Church, Mission Hills, KS
See the list of participating SCHOOLS on the EVENTS page…
WRAP UP… 2016 KC Tip-Off: Western Style!
On February 27th, Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet held its largest fundraising event of the year. Country legend Dwight Yoakam took the Uptown stage with his unmistakable Kentucky croon and rockabilly style in a benefit concert for the Medicine Cabinet. The historic venue was sold out and the entire crowd was on their feet as Yoakam played 30 of his greatest hits back to back.
A Patrons’ Party was held in the Uptown Valentine Room prior to the concert and featured western swing music by 3 Trails West, a photo booth fashioned as an Old West saloon and lots of fun and games! Sunflowers in sarsaparilla bottles adorned the red-checked tablecloths, with bandannas, cowboys, lassos and split-rail fences finishing out the image of a country barn dance. Keeping with Yoakam’s signature look… party favors of chocolate cowboy hats from Annedore’s were handed to patrons as they left the theater. Media partner 106.5 The Wolf DJ’s, Roger, Codie and Shotgun energized the crowd with a rousing game of Heads or Tails and KC Medicine Cabinet Spokespersons, Teresa and Frank White, spoke of their four years supporting KCMC by helping to spread the word about the program and its importance to Kansas City people with a health crisis.
Thanks to Laurie and Chip Ingram who served as Honorary Chairmen for the event. Since 2005, more than $5.5 million has been provided for prescription assistance, eyeglasses, hearing aids and emergency dental services to Kansas Citians living below the Federal Poverty Line.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the concert will go directly to services for Medicine Cabinet clients.
We would like to thank our 2016 sponsors:
HCA Midwest Health and Research Medical Center
Connect Hearing, Eye Care Optical
FCI Advisors & Midwest Trust, Lathrop & Gage, LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Kansas City Chiefs
JE Dunn, Scout Investments
FRIEND OF KCMC
Burns and McDonnell, The Commerce Trust Company
Meritage Portfolio Management, Prairie Capital Management