Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten minutes someone dies from that same disease. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)Midwest Chapter is dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma in efforts to improve the quality of life of the more than 3,800 local children and adults that are diagnosed each year. The great news is that the LLS Midwest Chapter has awarded more than $2.1 million in research grants in Missouri programs currently working to find cures. Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates for many patients have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since 1960.
On behalf of the, Rob has accepted the nomination be a candidate for their Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, which runs from March 5 through May 14. We are proud to support Rob with his goal of raising more than $50,000 for this campaign!
Please consider a donation to the LLS. Your support will promote continued research, patient assistance, support systems, and ultimately help find a cure. You can donate online, here.
Once again our Culture Club worked for months raising funds and designing a structure made out of cans and other nonperishable food items in support of Harvesters, the Community Food Network that feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow. Our team raised $3,350 from local companies to purchase enough cans to make our very own CANsas City Tailgate!
Kansas City tailgating is not just about sports, but about the passion we show for our amazing city. It’s truly a culture experience. A new era of sports has been ushered into Kansas City with the rise of the Royals last season in the World Series and an optimistic season for the Chiefs. Despite this revitalization, Kansas City has always had a deep rooted passion for sports and food, and tailgating is the greatest expression of this amazing culture. With some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the country, Kansas City always shows up to tailgate and support our teams and our city.
A very special thank you to our sponsors that made this possible: Bob D. Campbell and Company, Fellert North America, Hart Associates, Image Quest, ISC Surfaces, Mid-West CAD, Newforma, Secrest Architectural Interiors, Shaw Contract, Steve Maturo & Assocaites, and U.S. Federal Properties.
This past week Hoefer Wysocki’s Kansas City office participated in our annual United Way Week for the eighth year in a row. Our theme this year was Superheroes & Villains and as a firm we raised more than $15,000 for people in need within the Kansas City community! United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life including education, income and health.
The office was divided up into four teams, all of which were themed and consisted of X-Men, Avengers, Justice League and Legion of Doom. Each day the teams competed against each other for points in activities over lunch and ended the week with a costume contest. Team Avengers had the most participation points of the week and team X-Men took the overall win with the highest amount of donations! Also, congratulations to Ryan Falk (aka Thor) and Erin Simmons (aka Mystique) for best male and female costumes!
Take a look at some of the photos below. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed contributing to a wonderful cause to benefit our community members in need!