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3rd Annual KC Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis GALA 
Celebrating a Return to the Roaring 20’s Gatsby Style
Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:00 – 10:00 pm

We are planning to host 200+ attendees including members of the Kansas City community, as well as patients suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis, their caregivers and family members. Our goal for this event is to create awareness and educate the attendees about Pulmonary Fibrosis.

The evening event will consist of entertainment performed by the Gatsby Jazz Band, casino games, and a silent auction.  As you walk in, there will be a large entryway where exhibit tables with educational material for your viewing. We hope that by learning more about Pulmonary Fibrosis, you will be inspired to continue to learn and to become advocates for those suffering from this terrible disease.


Your attendance as an individual or as a  sponsor, would mean a tremendous amount to our Foundation to have your support.

Individual tickets will go on sale around June 1, 2022.

To become a sponsor visit Sponsorship page here.

For donations press the  PayPal button and in the note field enter the word Gala .

Schedule of Events

Union Station - Grand Plaza 
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108

Attire: Gatsby/Roaring Twenties dress optional

Registration/Cocktails          6:00 pm

Welcome by Dr. Hamblin    6:45 pm

Music/Dancing                       7 – 10 pm


Cash Bar

Silent Auction

Casino Games

Photo Booth

The  Gatsby Gang Jazz Band 5-Piece provides the music.

Listen to the Gatsby Gang Jazz Band here !

History of Kansas City Roaring Twenties

After the 1918-1919 Flu pandemic came the Roaring 1920s. In Kansas City, it became nationally known for its jazz, gambling parlors, and availability of liquor. Quickly Kansas City was called "The Paris of the Plains."

Blues formed the basic vocabulary for KC-style jazz. The city's first jazz recording  was by Bennie Moten in 1923 was "Evil Mama Blues." Kansas City's distinctive style evolved quickly from ragtime to bebop.

Enjoy more of the early jazz songs by going to this link.