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It’s a picnic, it’s a sporting event, it’s a fun-raiser!

 

By Kiran Chandra, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care

Classic Waldo Fun-Raiser reaches a milestone! Sunday, August 12 marks the 10th year that Pat Sanders, owner of Patrick’s Bar & No Grill, and his family have hosted the Craig Sanders Memorial .1K in memory of (brother) Craig “Satch” Sanders and (mother) Shirley Sanders. That’s right — it’s zero-point-one kilometers — 328 feet ALL the way around the parking lot!

Pat has often said that he never dreamed the race would catch on or become the Waldo mainstay it is today!  Family, friends and liquid courage fuel the .1k run/walk around the Patrick’s parking lot. Hundreds look forward to the annual event and the crowd continues to grow each year! Absolutely no one should be deterred from the fun and fundraising! You’re sure to see adults, kids, people of all abilities and dogs of all abilities!  They’ll be running, walking and strolling to the finish line, with a stop for sustenance, if needed.

The History

The run had its beginnings in 2008 and helped other nonprofit organizations until the family decided to make Kansas City Hospice (KCH) the run’s sole beneficiary in 2012. KCH had the great honor of caring for Craig prior to his death in 2010. We were honored once again to provide expert, compassionate care for Pat’s mother, Shirley. Shirley was instrumental in those early days of the race, and she, along with Stacy (Sanders) Duncan, Debbie (Sanders) and Greg McCarty and their children all pitched in to make the event a success. 

The Impact

It truly is a family affair, and it’s a neighborhood affair, given the tight-knit, supportive Waldo community that is home to Patrick’s Bar & No Grill. Over the years, the race has raised over $100,000 for Kansas City Hospice. The Sanders family generously donates 100% of all funds to KCH and that money stays right here in this community to ensure hospice & palliative care remains accessible to all in need, regardless of their resources to pay.

Money is raised by collecting registration fees ($30 until July 31, 2018, then $35 after that). Registration includes a one-of-a-kind race t-shirt. Stop into Patrick’s at 8251 Wornall Road in Kansas City and check out the photo wall. Race shirts (and their proud owners) have made their way around the world! 

The Sanders Family also raises funds for KCH by including an auction on race day. Many area businesses donate food, supplies, raffle prizes and so much more, making it such a fabulous event. Plus, volunteers are on hand to make it all run smoothly. We hope to see you there!

Event details

For $30, you’ll get a t-shirt (first 400 registrants), hot dogs, brats and a finisher’s medal. After July 31, registration increases to $35.

There will be an outside tent and bar, Porta-“Patties”, door prizes and more! Feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Register early to get those t-shirts! 

Registration is available at Patrick’s Bar and No Grill at 8251 Wornall Road now through race day. Race day registration is 11:30am-1:30pm.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our federal EIN is 43-1209344. Our mission is to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people who are affected by life-threatening and life-limiting illness.


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