Spencer, Bill and Gina Carlyle

Warrensburg, MO  (Aug. 2, 2021) — The Western Missouri Medical Centers (WMMC) Foundation held its first-ever summer fundraising event, Cirque du Soiree, on July 22, 2021, to raise money towards the “Innovation That Heals” project. Over $40,000 was raised, which surpassed the committee’s goal of $25,000 by over $15,000.

The one-of-a-kind event featured live entertainers, performance artists and decadent hors d’oeuvres. The event was meant as a celebration to honor the healthcare workers for all their work during the pandemic, and to thank the community for their support of the medical center. “This event was about raising funds to advance healthcare in our greater community, and celebrating the year that our healthcare workers have endured during the pandemic,” said Kathleen Brandt, WMMC Foundation Board President.

“After the last year that our community has faced, it was important for us to honor healthcare workers and kick off the newly announced WMMC Foundation project. We were so excited to see our community come together to raise over $40,000!” says Brooke Cox, Chair of the Cirque du Soiree Planning Committee.

Additionally, a special thank you to all of the businesses and community members that sponsored or donated time, raffle items, and silent auction items to help make this event a huge success. This event wouldn’t have been possible without all the time and planning from foundation members on this committee and support from the community.

WMMC Foundation Pillar Society Members:  Linda Mickey, Bob Mickey, Carrie Hutcherson

WMMC Employees:  Kim Lockard, Ashley Earnest, Jammie Hibner, Ashley Holmberg

Fire Thrower entertainment

Magician Entertainment

Desi Denton, Krystle Hill, Anita Edwards, Shea Fijal

To see photos from the event, visit Facebook.com/wmmcfoundation


Contact: Jennie Snapp

Communications &Development Manager

(660) 262-7464


About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation

The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3), not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, its sole purpose is to support and enhance WMMC’s mission. The Foundation accomplishes this by securing private gifts and financial support from individuals and area businesses. These philanthropic gifts are used to enhance existing facilities, products and services offered by WMMC. They are also used to expedite the construction of new facilities, speed the delivery of new products, bring on the latest technology and expand the medical center’s services in order to continue to meet the growing health needs of the citizens Johnson County and West Central Missouri.

About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Learn more at WMMC.com.

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