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BARNUM & BAILEY MEET BOWIE AND BLONDIE

The circus is in town, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Come one, come all, to Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique

A glam rock spectacular, complete with death-defying acrobatics, mystifying attractions, and upscale eats. Don’t be afraid to turn your fashion up to 11. Big hair, bright colors, and shiny accessories are your all-access pass to this one-of-a- kind event. This circus needs a blingmaster—why not you?

APRIL 21, 2018
8 PM - 12 AM
THE TRUMAN KC

601 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64106

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STEP RIGHT UPGET YOUR TICKETS

$125

INDIVIDUAL TICKET

One (1) ticket to Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique

$250

PATRON PACKAGE

One (1) ticket to Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique, and one (1) ticket to the Patron Party at The Havana Room at the Hemingway on April 5

$500

PATRON PACKAGE

Two (2) tickets to Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique, and two (2) tickets to the Patron Party at The Havana Room at the Hemingway on April 5

$2,500

BENEFACTOR PACKAGE

Eight (8) tickets to Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique, four (4) tickets to the Patron Party at The Havana Room at the Hemingway on April 5, and two (2) tickets to the Benefactor Party at the home of Drs. Michael and Michella Stiles.

RINGMASTER'S LOUNGE

Additional $100, can be added to any ticket or sponsorship package

For an additional $100 donation, gain exclusive access to the Ringmaster’s Lounge, including four signature cocktails from Tom’s Town, concierge-level service with dedicated wait staff, private viewing of entertainers, VIP access to La Bodega’s specialty event menu, and other value-added perks.


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WHAM! GLAM!
THANK YOU MA’AM!

Our sponsors rock! Thank you for your generous support of Kansas City CARE Clinic and Bloom Party. We couldn’t do it without you!

DAVID BOWIE

$20,000
  • Blue Cross Blue Sheild
  • Lukas Liquors
  • Spaces
  • Ink
  • La Bodega
  • KCTV5 Take 5

GRACE JONES

$15,000
  • HCA Midwest
  • Walgreens

BILLY IDOL

$10,000
  • Epic
  • Quixotic
  • KCUMB
  • Polsinelli
  • Saint Luke's

BOY GEORGE

$5,000
  • John & Marn Sherman
  • Halls
  • Mixture
  • Bill & Kim Francis
  • KC Physician Partners: Center for Rheumatic Disease, Allergy, and Immunology
  • PWC
  • Kevin Case & John Travers
  • Albers
  • Stiles

WHITNEY HOUSTON

$2,500

BISHOP-MCCANN / BUKATY / CHERYL DILLARD & PAT TITTERINGTON, DDS / COMMERCE BANK / CONTRACT FURNISHINGS / DAVID BRINKERHOFF & DAN MEINERS / DR. GREGORY & CATHERINE FOX / DR. MEGGAN NEWLAND & JON HENRY / GILEAD / GLOBAL PRAIRIE / IODITECH, INC. / JOHN & KAREN YUNGMEYER / KNAPSTEIN DESIGN / LABCORP / LOCKTON / LONNIE SHALTON & RITA LEIFHELM / MARTIN PRINGLE OLIVER WALLACE & BAUER / ROBERT CLAASSEN / ROBERT RANDOLPH / SHERI & BOB WOOD / THE CHANDRA FAMILY / TIVOL / TOM NAGEL & DAVID WILEY / UMB FINANCIAL CORPORATION / WIRECO / ZANE BURKE

BLONDIE

$1,000

ADAMS DAIRY BANK / ANN BOWLEY / ANNE ST. PETER / BKD / BRENDA BUHRMESTER / CARLA & DON DURYEE / CHADWICK ALEXANDER / CHADWICK BROOKS & LAUREN REECE / CHRIS BEAL & TIM VAN ZANDT / DAVID DOUGLASS / DR. CRAIG DIETZ / DR. EMILY & MR. DAVID OCHOA / DR. MARK SAWKIN & CHRIS LANG / GREG THURMAN & DON WHITE / GEHA / H&R BLOCK / ANNE N. HICKOK / HOME STATE HEALTH / HUMANA / INTOUCH SOLUTIONS / IVAN & KARLA BATTLE / J.E. DUNN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY / JOHN & BERNICE HAMRA FOUNDATION / JOHN HODGES / JOSE R. RODRIGUES AND ROBERT SHERWOOD / KELLY COLE & CHARLES SHROUT / LES & JAN RYON / MARK & CARA NUSS / MMGY / PAGE COMMUNICATIONS / PHIL SCAGLIA & CLAYTON FARRELL / PROTZMAN LAW FIRM / RUTH & ALFRED BIGGS / SARAH & JON BAUM / SCOTT FRANCIS & SUSAN GORDON / SHELBY HERRICK SALON / TAMMI & MIKE MORGAN / THE HONORABLE KATHERYN SHIELDS / THEGYMKC / THEHILLKC / ULAH / UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR & UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DEAN

CINDY LAUPER

$500

ALAN MCDERMOTT / ALISSA & DAN WEHMUELLER / AMIE HANKEL & NIKKI SCHANTZ / BRIAN COURTNEY / BRIAN WILLIAMS / CHERYL GIBSON & PAUL CUDDY / CHRIS KELLY / CHRISTIAN & ELIZABETH FRANK / COLONIAL PATTERNS / CROSS FIRST BANK / DANNY MCGEORGE / DENNIS DUNMYER & JENNY HELLMAN / DESARAE HARRAH OF COLLINS & JONES, P.C. / DOUG & ABBY ALBERS / DOUG & JULIE DAY / DR. CHESSA NYBERG / DR. MEERA SHAH / DUSTIN BARKER, ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT / ECCO SELECT CORPORATION / ELLIOTT SCOTT / EMMETT & DARLENE THOMPSON / ERIC THOMAS & JONATHAN GREGORY / FURR WHITE / GABRIEL SCHIFMAN & AARON WAGGIE / GEORGE & ELIZABETH BARRETO / GINA KAISER & DAVID GALE / HELIX ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN / JAMES SMITH & JACOB JENSVOLD / JASON RANGE / JOHN & CHARLOTTE HALL / JONATHAN & CYNTHIA THOMAS / KATE ECKSTEIN & DAVID YORDI / KATIE & JARED CAMPBELL / KERRY MATSON & WESLEY PENNINGTON / KIRAN CHANDRA / KIRK ISENHOUR & DOUG ANNING / KOALA SLEEP CENTERS FOR SLEEP & TMD DISORDERS, NORTH KANSAS CITY / LAURA FOLEY & DAVID CIMPL / MARK BRANNON / NORTH KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL / PATRICK KAPPELMANN / PENNINGTON & COMPANY / RANDY COFFEY & JOSEPH DAVIS / SCRIPTPRO / SHARI ASHNER BOPPART & JAY WALDENMEYER / S. SLOANE SIMMONS & HARL VAN DEURSEN / THE ANDREWS FAMILY FOUNDATION / THE GORNY LAW FIRM, LC / TOM & CINDY THORNTON / TOM PEDDICORD / TRINITY WEATHERMAN & EVAN WILLIAMS / TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION / URSULA TERRASI / VERACITY CONSULTING

FREDDIE MERCURY

IN-KIND & PHOTO SHOOT SPONSORS

BERNARD’S BAKEHAUS / BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY / CLEAR 10 / COTTONTALE KC / DIGITAL DESIGNS / DRIVEN TO INSPIRE U, LLC / EPIC INNOVATIVE EVENTS / EVAN WILLIAMS CATERING / KR BEAUTY SALON / MAJOR BRANDS / NATALIE SUTTON / OLD SOUL MEDIA SELECTIONS, LLC / PAUL ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY / PRINT TIME / QUIXOTIC / SHAYLA NASH / SHELICE SHEPPARD / ST. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES / STILES EYECARE EXCELLENCE / STUDIO DAN MEINERS / TAVERN IN THE VILLAGE / THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT KC / THE HAVANA ROOM AT THE HEMINGWAY / TOM’S TOWN / UNION HORSE / WHALEY SWEET / WLAA STYLE

WELCOME TO THE

GLAMMEST SHOW

ON EARTH

THE STAR IN THE CENTER RING

The Kansas City CARE Clinic has provided healthcare services to all who need them since 1971 – that’s 47 years of caring for our community and building a healthier Kansas City. Since the very beginning, we believed in treating people, not just their diseases.

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteers, community partners, and Bloom sponsors, like you, we are able to provide a wide range of health and support services to nearly 15,000 of our community members each year. KC CARE provides care for the whole family, from kids to seniors, while remaining a nationally recognized leader in HIV care and prevention. 67% of our patients are still uninsured and face barriers to accessing care. We work with patients to meet their unique needs, improving their health and wellbeing.

The Bloom Party is about creating and fostering community relationships as a vehicle to raise awareness and funding for KC CARE. Now in its 15th year, the support raised through Bloom helps ensure that we can continue our mission to promote health and wellness by providing care, access, research, and education to the underserved and all people in our community.

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SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS

This year marks Bloom Party’s 15th anniversary, and we want to thank everyone who got us here. Bloom would not be possible without a loyal group of volunteers, including our committee members and KC CARE representatives. We also want to give a special thank-you to our Bloom Brass—former chairs and honorary chairs who banded together to donate to this year’s event. We couldn’t have done it without them.
Kiran Chandra

Kiran Chandra

Co-Chair

With nine years of Bloom Leadership Committee experience under her belt, Kiran is honored to join her good friends Tom, James and Mark as a co-chair for Cirque Electrique. This is Kiran's second year serving as party co-chair and she's looking forward to building on the success of last year's Simply Bloom. Kiran also serves on the St. Teresa's Academy Board of Directors. As principal of K2Media since 2008, Kiran consults with businesses and brands on social media and marketing strategy. She is the proud mother of two children who keep her on her toes! She is grateful for the opportunity to continue the good work begun by her father, Dr. Mahesh Chandra, in KC's Westport Free Health Clinic. She is proud to serve Kansas City CARE Clinic and knows that Kansas Citians are relying on the revenue generated by this amazing party more than ever before! Please join us and prepare to be wowed at #BloomCirque! Read More

Tom Nagel

Tom Nagel

Co-Chair

Having served on the Bloom committee for nine years, Tom is privileged and honored to a returning co-chair in 2018, where he’ll have the opportunity again to lead and work alongside the amazing group of talented volunteers who bring the party to life. He truly values giving back to the community, including volunteering and serving on boards for a variety of nonprofits including: KC CARE Clinic, AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City and Great Plains SPCA. Professionally, Tom is a human resources leader and worked in a variety of industries before joining Polsinelli in 2014. In his current role at the Firm, Tom has HR oversight for half of the US, including employee relations, talent development and organizational effectiveness. When Tom isn’t busy working or volunteering, he and his partner David enjoy supporting Kansas City’s many delectable restaurants, listening to live music, traveling, and spending time with their dog, Dolby. Read More

James Smith

James Smith

Co-Chair

After serving on the Bloom committee for four years, James is thrilled to be a returning co-chair for Cirque Electrique. He has served on several committees in Kansas City for a variety of causes, from Golden Gala (supporting Rightfully Sewn) to Sunflowers to Roses Bike Ride (supporting Cancer Action). After working as a user experience designer throughout Kansas City, from Hallmark to H&R Block for the past 6 years. James was looking for a way to get his creative side out. Working on the Bloom Party, he has been able to help establish the branding and experience for Bloom for the past four years. Working with Bloom has made him more aware of the varying healthcare needs of so many Kansas Citians - the needs that the Kansas City CARE Clinic fulfills. That is why he is so passionate about Bloom and supporting the Clinic in every way he can. He wouldn't be able to do all this work without his family and boyfriend Jake, who get to hear all about his stress level this time of year. Especially, the most unconditionally supportive of them all - his dog Brody. Read More

Mark Sawkin

Mark Sawkin

Co-Chair

Mark is thrilled to be serving as co-chair for Bloom Party Presents Cirque Electrique, and was honored to have been asked to join the Bloom Leadership Committee this year. He began practicing at the Kansas City CARE Clinic in 2010, first as a pharmacy resident, and now as a clinical pharmacist, and has attended every Bloom Party since. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy, where he teaches HIV and opportunistic infection pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy. At the KC CARE Clinic, he teaches pharmacy students how to manage medication therapy for HIV and a variety of other chronic disease states including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He is extremely grateful for the support of his partner, Chris, in this endeavor, and for the opportunity to serve by helping raise critical funds that support the care of the very patients he sees in clinic. He would like to thank everyone who came before him in planning and producing this event, and would like to welcome everyone this year to the Glammest Show on Earth: Cirque Electrique! Read More

Kate & Jason McKinney

Kate & Jason McKinney

Honorary Chairs

Kate and Jason McKinney were thrilled to be asked to serve as honorary chairs for Bloom this year. They cannot wait to experience Cirque Electrique! Kate first became involved with the Kansas City Free Health Clinic back in 2009 when she was asked to help with marketing for Bloom. She ultimately served for five years on the Bloom planning committee, co-chairing two events (Bloom Speaks Easy and A Night in Bloom: Black & White Masquerade), before joining the Kansas City CARE Clinic Board of Directors in 2014. Kate is wrapping up her second year as Chair of the KC CARE board this spring and couldn’t be prouder to have supported the growth and evolution of the organization over the years. Although he had no idea what he was getting into back in 2009 when Kate explained Bloom to him for the first time, Jason’s support of Kate, Bloom and KC CARE has been unfailing. Kate is an attorney for Martin Pringle in Overland Park. Jason is a mortgage lender for NBKC. Together, they have four children, ages 16 to 11. The family are parishioners at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist) Catholic Church, just a hop and a skip from KC CARE’s Midtown clinic. Between soccer, basketball, football, baseball, softball, taekwondo, choir, and band, the McKinneys are only able to keep track of each other on a day-to-day basis via the assistance of Google Calendar. Read More

Event Committee
  • Paul Andrews
  • Julia Armstrong
  • April Dion
  • Kate Eckstein
  • Henedine Figueroa
  • Breanne Fritcher
  • Adam Gebhardt
  • Rashaan Gilmore
  • Taylor Gozia
  • Amie Hankel
  • Jared Horman
  • Damian Lair
  • Sarah Lehman
  • Mark Nuss
  • Elliott Scott
  • Matt Seithel
  • Allie Shondell
  • Jenna Smith
  • Mollie Stephens
  • Adrienne Strobel
  • Tiffany Sykes
  • Alissa Wehmueller
  • Kellen Whaley
  • Abi White
Bloom Brass
  • Abby & Doug Albers
  • Chadwick Brooks
  • Katie Campbell
  • Kelly Cole & Charles Shrout
  • Kurt Knapstein
  • Kate & Jason McKinney
  • Lee Page
  • S. Sloane Simmons & Harl Van Deursen
  • Steve Stroade & Danny Ng
Kansas City CARE Clinic Marketing & Leadership
  • Sheridan Wood
    Chief Executive Officer
     
  • Kate B. McKinney
    Board Chair
     
  • Doug Day
    Chief Marketing & Development Officer
     
  • Chadwick Brooks
    Board Marketing & Development Committee Chair

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