Brighter Future, Better Kansas City

This weekend I had the privilege of photographing Donnelly College’s 10th annual SHINE gala, held at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Our advancement team started the day early, with a quick break for a stadium tour before guests started arriving. (In addition to photography, I also designed the invitations, program, signage, slideshow, and more.) The evening included lots of mingling, excellent hors d’oeuvres, a program featuring student and alumni panelists, and a time to raise more funds to keep costs down for underserved students. It was an incredible evening, and I’m so happy I had the chance to capture it!

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Photo of the Day: Go…Chiefs!

Possibly the most anticipated NFL game of the season, at least in my neck of the woods, is tonight’s Chiefs vs. Broncos game! My husband and I had the unique opportunity to tour Arrowhead Stadium last week. Ironically, the tours are a lot more popular this year than in years past. 🙂 Did you know the Arrowhead logo on the locker room floor has been there since the 70s, and it’s bad luck to step on it? As you can see, it’s still perfectly white.

A world with less breast cancer…

… is a world with more birthdays. Last week I was asked to photograph the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast in Kansas City. It was held at Arrowhead Stadium and it’s a great cause, so I was happy to help out. Making Strides is an American Cancer Society 5k walk benefiting breast cancer. There are events all across the country, so if breast cancer is something you’re passionate about, check out makingstrideswalk.org.

We arrived at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kickoff Breakfast well before sunrise.
The breakfast was held at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Attendees grabbed breakfast before the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer presentation.
About 300 guests attended the free breakfast to learn about the Making Strides walk.
Emcee Davo, from Mix 93.3, along with American Cancer Society staff person Lauren, hosted the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer breakfast.
Two women’s health physicians had a great presentation about signs of breast cancer, what to expect during a mammogram, and going through breast cancer treatment.
Future Making Strides team captains talked with Society staff after the event. Staff will stay in contact with team captains from now until the October 27 walk.

Day 305: Go Chiefs?

I may not be a huge football fan, but I am proud of the Kansas City Chiefs after their Monday Night Football win against the Chargers, ranking them first in the division. I think I got that right. I guess someone (or lots of someones) was even more excited than I was – this downtown building was lit up in Chiefs colors Tuesday morning.

Red and yellow lights shine atop a Kansas City building; maybe they’re Chiefs fans?