The American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City kicks off its second hundred years by announcing Laura Ingraham as the keynote speaker for its 17th Annual Genevieve Byrne speaker series to be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the downtown Kansas City Marriott. This is the marquee event for the local chapter, and will also honor local heroes in the community.
Ingraham is a nationally known radio talk show hostess, lawyer and former Supreme
Court law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas. She is also a number one New York Times best-selling author of five books.
Local heroes will be honored for life saving efforts and service to those in need.
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
In the Western Missouri Region alone, last year the Red Cross responded to over 1,200 families in need of disaster relief, supplied thousands of smoke alarms in the region, trained more than 25,000 people in first aid CPR and AED training, served more than 1,000 armed forces families, and obtained more than 25,000 blood donations. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City.
This year’s Byrne event is being chaired by Scott and Patty Mach and Tom and Ellen Cray.