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					                                Kenny Rogers Children’s Center
                                                     We Treat Children Like Our Own
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    Occupational Therapy
                                           CENTERPIECE
     Physical Therapy         June 2011                       573-472-0397                  www.kennyrogerscenter.org
      Speech Therapy
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             Telethon total: Year to
          Charity Walk2011: A$25,170! Remember
What a Telethon to remember! We went off the air on Sunday            Silent Auction shocked everyone this year by bringing in
this year with $447,332. Our current total is $559,635 and            a whopping $20,041–doubling the most ever raised by the
counting. We still have donations coming in every day and             auction! We had 289 items and 286 bidders. We would like
that is really exciting! We can’t thank each of you enough            to thank all of our donors for making this staple of the Telethon
for your support. Whether you made a monetary donation,               such a success!
donated an auction item or simply volunteered your time, we
thank you. With your generous donations and hard work we              VIP Panels are the backbone of Telethon and is where the
accomplished our goals and continue to make the Center                majority of our money is raised. This year VIP’s raised a
the amazing facility that it has become! We look forward to           total of $269,355. Some of our largest donations and panels
having more successful Telethons in years ahead.                      included the Sikeston Jaycees with $25,125 and the Lilbourn
                                                                      VFW and Ladies Aux with $43,318. Other leading fundraisers
Just to give you an idea of where the support comes from,             were Pullen Brothers Trucking: $45,000, Noranda Aluminum:
here is a breakdown of donations by county:                           $40,800 and Proctor and Gamble: $25,000.
Scott: $309,986.59       New Madrid: $135,847.90
Mississippi: $44,538.65 Stoddard: $12,400.80                          Also included this year was the 2nd Annual Telethon 5k, Dog
Cape: $35,472.20         Other: $16,857.09                            Show, Pancake Breakfast and Blood Drive. This year we
                                                                      even brought back the Fish Fry, which was nothing short of
Telethon Idol has continued to blossom each year and is               a success! We would like to take this time to thank all of our
one of our most popular events. The winner of this year’s             hard-working volunteers, Terry Adams who organized the
Telethon Idol was Rachel McDowell from Risco raising                  hospitality room and the River Bend Cookers for organizing
$3,731. This year’s contestants raised a total of $21,298!            the fish fry. We are so fortunate to have such hard-working
                                                                      volunteers to donate their time to such a great cause!




                      Expansion 2011: Almost Complete!
  2011 has been such an exciting year! We have nearly completed our brand
new 7,000 sq. ft. building. We now have the much needed treatment space
as well as a state-of-the-art playground, completely handicapped accessible.
We still have $49,000 in tax credits which will be used for the very last phase
of our expansion – the Motion Analysis Lab. We are very excited about
adding this elite piece of equipment to an already state-of-the-art Center. The
lab can be utilized by area orthopedic surgeons for pre- and post-operative
analysis of movement (i.e. walking) which will save Southeast Missourians
from traveling to Kansas City or Chicago for analysis. Many of our own clients
see specialists in St. Louis and we will receive referrals from those surgeons
for motion analysis. Many surgeons in the St. Louis and Columbia regions
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have already contacted the Center asking when it will be up and running. The
remaining $49,000 in tax credits are only available thru the end of the month.
The grant we were awarded for this project ends on June 30 and any tax            Carol (SLP) and Melissa (PT) take Madeline Owens
credits remaining will be forfeited. If you can benefit from tax credits, please for a trip down one of the new slides in the expansion
contact the Center before the end of the month to take advantage of those.




  Riley and Alex take time out to race     Therapist, Aliza (OT) and Beth (OT) with   The floating mushrooms challenge Ben and Malese on
down the new slide in the expansion with    the kids climbing on the new rock wall.                 coordination and balance.
          Brandy Dallas (PT)               This helps them working on strengthening
                                                   and motor planning skills
                   Kenny Rogers Children’s Center
                                         We Treat Children Like Our Own
  Tax Credits Still Available!
Time is running out… Our supply                                          You’re Invited!
 of tax credits is limited and will                              Appreciation Open House
          end June 30th.
LAST CHANCE to receive 50% of                                       Thursday, June 30
       your donation back!                                           At the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center
       Call Christy O’Neal at
573-472-0397 x207 for more details.                                         9:00 am-1:00pm
       Kow Pasture Klassic                            You’ve heard about it and now we want you to see it! Please join
Despite cold temperatures, the Klassic                us for a “Drop In” Open House on Thursday, June 30th from 9:00
    turned out to be a fun and exciting                 am to 1:00 pm. Drop in early for coffee and bagels or join us
event! With over 30 teams participating               for lunch on that day to get a tour of the new indoor playground.
   this year, the event raised a total of              A special unveiling will take place at 12:30 announcing named
   $4300 for KRCC! We would like to                              opportunities from our generous supporters.
  thank Schindler’s Tavern for hosting
          such a fantastic event!                       Tours will be held throughout the morning and early afternoon.
                                                                        Lunch will be served from 11-1.

                                                                                                                Left: Here’s a
                                                                                                                shot of the new
                                                                                                                playground! We
                                                                                                                look forward
A check for $4,319.50 was presented to the                                                                      to seeing you
                                                                                                                Thursday, June
Kenny Rogers Children’s Center as well as a
check for $4,180.50 for the Missouri Veterans
Home from the 26th Annual Kow Pasture
Klassic. Pictured are, left to right, Rick Lawson,                                                              30th from
owner of Schindler’s Tavern; Rick Tanksley;
Courtland Kohlfeld and Mitch Miller of Kohlfeld
                                                                                                                9am-1pm at
Distributors; Michelle Fayette; Heather Lawson;                                                                 KRCC!
and Harold Moore. Seated in front is Veteran
Normandy Myers, who accepted the check on
behalf of the Veterans Home.                                                                                       PRSRT STD
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                                                       The Malco Trio will be showing the movie “Cars 2” throughout the day. Other
                                                      activities include face-painting, a car show and more! Proceeds benefit KRCC!
                                                                   Call Christy at 573-471-0397 x207 for more information.
 Shannon Wylie (OT), Christy O’Neal, Ashley Kahila
(OT) and Lauren Smith stop between holes for a snap                         Saturday, September 24:
  shot. KRCC sponsored 3 teams in this year’s Kow                         Charity Walk! More details to come!
                 Pasture Klassic.

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