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 $5.2 million dollars providing more than 27,500 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, in six metro area counties, help is available in any part of Kansas City.
Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet is a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.
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 $5.2 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
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Burns and McDonnell, The Commerce Trust Company
Meritage Portfolio Management, Prairie Capital Management