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The SwiftKC Downhill Derby
$3,130 raised
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On August 13th Swift To Care will host the Second Annual SwiftKC Downhill Derby in Roanoke Park. The SwiftKC Derby is an adult gravity car race and festival event that is used to raise funds for Children's Mercy's Transport Team.

We at Swift To Care intend on creating epic shared experiences that will energize the city, create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and funnel major funds towards important needs.  Swift feels that there is no better cause than Kansas City’s own at risk, ill, or injured children.  By combining amazing shared experiences with the most noble of causes, participating in a Swift event will result in the most unforgettable memories.

The Second Annual SwiftKC Downhill Derby is an exciting and original event!  Creative individuals from around the Kansas City area have built their own interpitation of a gravity car and will compete for either the speed crown or the show crown!  Take a break from the race and enjoy a beer from the beer garden, food from the food trucks, yard games, and even activities for the kids.

Sisters Dr. Katharine Berry Richardson, a surgeon, and Dr. Alice Berry Graham, a dentist, found and took in a crippled, malnourished girl abandoned in the streets of Kansas City, Missouri. In 1897 no hospital in the city allowed a woman physician on the staff so the sisters rented beds in a small maternity and children’s hospital for their patients. They began a one bed hospital with the vast majority of supplies donated from the community. Every morning these two amazing sisters would write on a board outside their facility what supplies they needed. The community would respond to these needs. This is Kansas City’s hospital. These needs and the response from the community have only changed in its complexity, not its nature.

The Derby is used to raise funds for Children's Mercy's Transport Team.  The Transport Team is an invalualbe resource to the most vulnerable of our regions children.  The Transport Team will bring a mobile pediatric intensive care unit to the ill child and transports them to the services that they require.

The SwiftKC Downhill Derby needs your help.  Corporate sponsorship has not responded as will as the individuals who attended last years event.  The funds that you donate will be used to pay for the event.  Any funds gained over the amount used for the event will also be donated to Children's Mercy's Transport Team.  Swift To Care is 100% voluntary and no member is compensated for time or effort.

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