December 7, 2010

Jennifer Wyand

Media Release

The Gift of Safety

Kansas City Young Matron’s Magic of Giving in support of The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation

Kansas City, Mo. (December 7, 2010) – Dinner, Dancing, Live Music, Local Artists, Honorary Co-Chairs Peggy and Terry Dunn and John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted…MAGIC! For one night only, The Kansas City Young Matrons bring you The Magic of Giving: A Night at the Museum Saturday, January 29th from 7pm to 11pm at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 4420 Warwick Boulevard Kansas City, MO. The Magic of Giving benefits The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation. The evening will host the appearance of television personality and dedicated host of America’s Most Wanted John Walsh.

The magical evening includes cocktails, a buffet, auction and raffle all while dancing to the live music of the Karen Davis Project. Kansas City artists Tom Corbin, Philomene Bennett and Jeff Hanson will be making an appearance.

“Sprint is thrilled help bring this program to Gala attendees,” said Debby Ballard, director of Community Affairs for Sprint. “The Kansas City Young Matrons are to be applauded for educating the public on the important work being done by T.A.K.E. and John Walsh, and we are eager to share this information with the Kansas City community and beyond.”

John Walsh’s groundbreaking television program, America’s Most Wanted, has helped take down over 1,050 dangerous fugitives, including Ali Kemp’s assailant, and bring home more than 50 missing children in the past 22 years. Mr. Walsh personally traveled to Kansas City during the investigation highlighting the case garnering the most leads collected in a case in Kansas City history.

For more information to be part of this event, or for ticket sales, contact benefit chairs Marsha Schweiger (913) 681- 3371 or Peggy Jones (913) 897-2589.

ABOUT T.A.K.E. Established in partnership with Johnson County Park and Recreation District and in cooperation with Blue Valley Recreation Commission and Leawood Park and Recreation, T.A.K.E. Defense Training is a program taught by women for women with one goal in mind: saving lives. All monies raised for The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation are dedicated to providing programs and scholarships for young people from middle school through adulthood. T.A.K.E. Defense Training program has been featured on America’s Most Wanted, ABC’s 20/20, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, Discovery Series and A Current Affair.

ABOUT KCYM Kansas City Young Matrons (KCYM) was organized in September of 1917 under the name Kansas City Athenaeum Young Matrons and later in 1920 split from the Athenaeum Club and became the Kansas City Young Matrons. KCYM is a volunteer organization of over 300 women. It has a long history of involvement in philanthropic and charitable endeavors benefiting the Kansas City metropolitan area. Each year the membership donates over 14,000 service hours to the Kansas City area.