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

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