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May 5, 2018


05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • 5:30pm • Overland Park Convention Center • $250-$25,000

Fur Ball Gala: Cinco de Meow

Join Wayside Waifs at the 2018 Fur Ball Gala on Saturday, May 5 at the Overland Bark Convention Center! This year's theme is "Cinco de Meow!" Join us as we cha-cha our way down a colorful street fair hopping to and from 18 open bars, lively auctions then rhumba our way to a Mexican feast. Top off the evening by dancing the night away! 100% of the proceeds from this event support the life-saving programs and services for animals in need at Wayside Waifs. Secure your table sponsorship and tickets now! Email Molly Moody or call 816-986-4409. info

6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS, 66211 map it

05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • Community America Ballpark • Free

Walk to Cure Arthritis

For 70 years, in ONE community after another across the country, The Arthritis Foundation has taken colossal steps to conquer this crippling disease. Our Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest arthritis gathering in the world, celebrating our warriors, raising funds for research, resources and a cure. Much more than just a walk event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself.  Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children. They are warriors. They face relentless pain, a frustrating search for a diagnosis, multiple doctor’s visits and treatment, missed work and school, limited mobility, a maze of medical and… info

Kansas City, KS

05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm • Overland Park Convention Center • See website

2018 Pink Promise Conference

The 2018 Pink Promise Conference provides survivors, co-survivors, support persons, and health care professionals the opportunity to learn about and discuss breast cancer topics with leading oncologists, doctors, researchers and fellow survivors. Breakout session topics will cover emerging research and treatment options, breast cancer risk reduction and quality of life issues pertinent to those in various stages of survivorship as well as co-survivors. Throughout the day, there will be a health & wellness expo area featuring retail vendors and healthcare organizations for attendees to visit, shop and learn from. The luncheon and program will allow participants to see and hear about Susan G. Komen’s… info

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • Overland Park Convention Center • Sponsorships $2,500

Fur Ball Gala: Cindo de Meow benefitting Wayside Waifs'

One of the most popular and downright fun social events in Kansas City, the Fur Ball is Wayside Waifs' largest special event fundraiser, raising significant funds that directly support life-saving programs and services.  Featuring a different theme each year, 1,000+ guests enjoy a dinner, 17 hosted bars, amazing silent and live auctions, furry puppies and kittens, and live entertainment. Reserve your Fur Ball sponsorship early - the event sells out fast!  Sponsorships range from $100,000+ to $2,000.  Contact Molly Moody, Special Events Manager, for more information at or 816-986-4409   info

6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS

05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • 10 am - 9 pm • Brookside • Free

Brookside Art Annual

Kansas City’s first outdoor art show of the year is just around the corner. Make plans to join us as Brookside celebrates the 33rd Brookside Art Annual Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th.   Explore #BrooksideKC and an art show of over 180 talented artists from around the country. Voted on of the nation's top 20 art shows, the Brookside Art Annual is a family-friendly fine art event, including kids activities and local food.   Show hours are: Friday, May 4th - 5pm-9pm; Saturday, May 5th -10am-9pm; and Sunday, May 6th - 11am-5pm.   Presenting Sponsor: Research Medical Center… info

6330 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO, 64113 map it
10 am - 9 pm

05 Saturday May 5, 2018 • 8:30 AM • English Landing Park • $30-$39


The GRACE Race 5k supports those who have lost a loved one to addiction and honors those who are currently living in recovery.  The race is set for May 5th 2018 but you can also choose a virtual option which allows you to run the race on your own time while still supporting the cause. GRACE is an acronym that stands for Giving Recovering Addicts a Chance to Evolve.  We partner with Oxford House, Inc. to provide sober living homes in the KC metro area for those who are recovering from addiction to drugs or alcohol.  We opened our first house… info

8:30 AM