40 yr circle w sunflower

Our “Stand By Me” fundraiser and 40th year celebration on October 25th was a great success! It was wonderful to honor Mrs. Lee Ketzel with our Founders Award for her work alongside founders Petey Cerf, Harriet Nehring, Bryona Wiley, Jessie Branson, and Katie Pyle. This band of six women created Kansans for Improvement of Nursing Homes, and kick-started nursing home reform.
We are very grateful to everyone who attended this event. Several family members of these brave women graced us with their presence, too: Eric Ketzel, Earl Nehring, Nancy Nehring, William Dann, Charles Cerf, Elizabeth Dann Jones, Colin Wells, Pauline Alexander. Liz Resnick, JT and Keely Compton.
We want to again recognize the following individuals and businesses who sponsored the event, and support KABC with their generous contributions:

Protector Sponsor ~ William Dann

Guardian SponsorsEarl Nehring, Linda & Chuck Carlsen, Stevens & Brand LLP.

Patron Sponsors ~ Betty Bowen, Barbara & Mick Braa, Dr. Ken & Norma Buchwach, Janet Buttery & Alan Williger
Dr. George & Mary Edwards, Margaret Farley & Ron Schneider, Miles Schnaer/Crown Automotive.

Advocate Sponsors ~ Andy & Peggy Beal, Jo Bryant, Central Bank of the Midwest Trust Services, Phil Hemphill, Lee Ketzel, Mitzi McFatrich, Cathy Reinhardt, Emily Russell, Barbara Sabol, Mark Knackendoffel/The Trust Company, Fowler Pickert, LLC.

Friend Sponsors ~ AgeWise Advocacy & Consulting, Deanne & Lou Bacco, Ann & J.R. Campbell, Dr. Rosemary Chapin, Evie & Bob Curtis, Janet Dunn, Marlene Finney, Web & Joan Golden, Stephen Hill & Emily Hill Morgan Stanley, Steve & Kristin Kibbee, Jean Krahn, Graham Kreicker, Life Connections, Inc., Shelly McColm, DDS, Laura McConwell, Will Orvedal – Woodworker, Dr. Mark & Sandy Praeger, Dee Ann Raker/Keller Williams, Steve & Eunice Ruttinger, Richard & Barbara Schowen, Artie Shaw, Shawnee Mission Health Center, Wilkerson, Saunders, & Anderson, DDS, Facebook Friends, Dolph Simons Family Foundation, Kate & Jake Giefer.