Rachel’s Acts of Kindness

Who is Rachel? 

Rachel Marie (Douglass) Moore was a young wife, mother, daughter, and beloved member of the Kansas City community. In March of 2019 at the age of 39, Rachel was diagnosed with Stage IV inoperable colon cancer. This disease took her life on October 25, 2021. 

Rachel was born in Merriam, KS to Katherine and John Douglass. She grew up in Olathe and Overland Park, KS, and attended Blue Valley High School where she excelled in debate, band, theater, and forensics.

She attended Johnson County Community College. It was there that she met her husband, David Moore. They were both cast in a play called, “The Diviners” in the fall of 1997. They began dating in February of 1998, got engaged in January of 1999, and were married in August of 2000.

The year before they got married, Rachel and David founded RPM Entertainment, a video production and photography company which they built from the ground up. Rachel created and managed the photography division which handled weddings as well as baby and family photos. Rachel and RPM were awarded numerous “Best Of” Kansas City Wedding Photographers awards over the years. She amassed hundreds of clients, many of whom became her lifelong friends. Rachel loved photography, and adored her clients. Rachel’s passion for her work drove her to go back to college at JCCC to earn a degree in graphic design.

In August of 2004, Rachel and David welcomed their daughter, Erin, into the world. In June of 2007 their son, Andrew, was born. Finally, in December of 2009, their daughter Emily completed their family of five. These three children were the light of Rachel’s life. Nothing brought her greater joy. 

Rachel’s Acts of Kindness

On October 25, 2021, Rachel drew her last breath, leaving her loved ones heartbroken but also inspired to honor her beautiful spirit and remember all that she brought to them and to the world. All agreed that first and foremost, her legacy of kindness is to be remembered. And so in celebration of her, they established “Rachel’s Acts of Kindness”.

On May 11th 2022, Rachel’s birthday, they asked their tribe of supporters to consider small kindnesses that would be meaningful to their recipient. They put no parameters on what that could mean, and were overjoyed when dozens of friends began to pour out stories of how they had continued to spread kindness in Rachel’s memory. 

To continue to honor and be inspired by Rachel’s legacy of kindness, we invite you – our donors and supporters – to take time on May 11th to share an act of kindness with someone. You might also consider acts of kindness which would be meaningful to remembering your own loved one.

To receive a Spring 2023 reminder of – and information about – Rachel’s Acts of Kindness (May 11th), please email Sydne Dickinson at sdickinson@KCHospice.org.