Each day, hundreds of Kansas City families must make heartbreaking choices to buy groceries, pay rent, or take care of a medical need. Rising insurance costs and expensive prescriptions force many of our neighbors to seek emergency medical assistance.
Families seeking immediate, short-term medical care can get the help they need through Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet, a program of Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.
Support of Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet provides much needed assistance in these main areas:
- Dental emergencies
- Diabetic supplies
- Durable medical goods
- Vision Care
In 2005, The Foundation identified healthcare support in the area of emergency medical assistance as a service that was lacking in the Kansas City metro. Individuals living within 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, and had little or no insurance, suffered the greatest need when it came to their healthcare. Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet was launched to fill this gap.
With the support of generous contributors, Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet is making a positive impact on health throughout our community.
Today, Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet continues to expand and serve even more families and individuals seeking crisis medical attention. With over 150 referring agencies - and more than a dozen social service agencies with 23 intake sites in five metro counties - our reach is increasing.
Partnerships with local pharmacies, Eye Care Optical, Hometown Hearing and Audiology, the UMKC Dental Clinic and other organizations, help make it even more convenient for our neighbors to find the help they need.
The 2015 Kansas City Tip-Off Concert to benefit Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet will be held March 26 at the Uptown Theater, and will feature American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery in a return engagement.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Ticket costs are $100, $55 and $35. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.
The KCMC VIP Party held before the concert, includes dinner, cocktails, music and FUN… plus a prime front balcony seat. Tickets cost $150, which includes a tax deductible donation to Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet.
The forgotten pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in your couch or your spare change jar can provide emergency medical assistance for Kansas Citians in need.
Watch for more information on our 2015 Coins for the Cabinet Campaign. If your school or business would be interested in participating in November, please call 816-276-7555.