Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The FOURTH Kallipalooza... July 12, 2009!


“What comes around goes around.”

Sunday, July 12, 2009 4 pm-11 pm Admission: $8

Wilde’s Chateau 24, 25th & Iowa Street, Lawrence, Kansas

Doors open at 4 pm for Silent Auction, Live music begins at 4 pm

Kallipalooza IV is a continuation of a benefit started in 2006 for Lawrence resident Kalli Sanders, who faced a lengthy and life-threatening medical crisis that lasted for more than a year. After friends organized a benefit for her, she decided that she would continue the event to assist others in similar situations.

This year’s beneficiary was nominated by Community Living Opportunities. He is a long term employee of theirs who is seriously ill and out of work. This man has worked at CLO for more that 20 years, he is suffering from extreme complications from diabetes, and he just lost his wife to similar complications. They have two children, one of whom they adopted through the foster care system.

Each year, hundreds of people in our community “fall through” the system providing health care and covering expenses in the event of critical illness which may limit or prevent the ability to produce income. The purpose in continuing to raise money with an event like “Kallipalooza” is to give back the wonderful energy of our community which has helped others during a time of need.

Our theme each year is “What Comes Around Goes Around”, and it is in that spirit that the entire community is invited to attend the concert and silent auction at Wilde’s Chateau 24.

This year’s event will be held Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Wilde’s Chateau 24 from 4 pm-11 pm.

Bands scheduled to play this year include The Tommy Johnson Experiment featuring Harry Miller, as well as Lonnie Ray’s Blues Band, Darrell Lea, New Lost Souls, and The Gloves. Silent Auction runs from 4 pm-8 pm. Admission is $8, with all proceeds going directly to the beneficiary.

“I am happy that we have partnered with CLO this year to raise funds for a family who truly needs our help. I continue to be grateful, healthy and committed to helping people in similar situations. I am amazed each year at the way the Lawrence community opens their hearts to help others… Celebrating my birthday each July with this event is the best possible way to celebrate life… by bringing people together to help. Thank you for being a part of this year’s event!”

Tickets are $8, and are available at the door the evening of the event. Raffle tickets will also be sold.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Woo hoo!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Kallipalooza II



"Giving back to health care in the community. What comes around goes around"

Featuring musical performances by The New Alligators and The Lonesome Houndogs, plus a silent auction which begins at 7:00 PM.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Liberty Hall, 642 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas

8:00 PM show time / doors open at 7:00 PM

"Kallipalooza II is a follow-up benefit to last year's successful Kallipalooza event, which also was held at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. The show in 2006 raised money for Lawrence resident Kalli Sanders, as a means of assistance with treatment of a critical, year-long health crisis. The money raised at the event helped keep her at home and pay bills while she was out of work for 9 months due to her health issues.

This year, Kalli is healthy again and is organizing Kallipalooza II to benefit someone else in the community with similar health care needs. Upon recommendation from Health Care Access, Kalli has hooked up with a beneficiary named Rose, who has recently received her third cancer diagnosis, and is in need of assistance beyond medical care.

Many people in our community are at risk of "falling between the cracks" in times of a health crisis. While private health insurance, Medicaid, or Health Care Access may help with specific medical care issues, other bills can go unpaid. This can deeply affect a person's stress level and quality of life. Kalli was lucky enough to receive the support and good wishes of many caring people in Lawrence, who helped her out in numerous ways. She now wishes to "pay it forward" each July with a fundraiser to help someone else.

This year's event will be held on Friday, July 6, 2007, from 7:00 pm to Midnight. Returning from last year's event will be long-time local favorites The Lonesome Houndogs, to be followed by The New Alligators, from Kansas City, MO. A silent auction begins at 7 PM.

Tickets are $10, and are available at the Liberty Hall Box Office, and can also be purchased on-line through Ticketmaster

For additional information please contact Kalli Sanders (785) 979-1436