You are invited to Plant a Seed with LAUGHH – Annual Fundraiser and Barbecue

Since the beginning, the focus of LAUGHH Foundation has been health and wellness. We distinguish ourselves from most other short-term medical missions in that every patient receives education on caring for themselves, controlling or eliminating chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. For many, this changes their health destiny for the better.

During our last mission:

  • You donated the resources needed to help more than 1,700 patients.
  • You provided 20 wheelchairs 20 walkers, 50 canes and more than 100 braces to patients who desperately needed them. Our partnership with the Colombian physical therapy faculty provided high-quality evaluation and training on how to use these devices safely and effectively.
  • In partnership with Colombian optometrists, you gave 400 eye exams and 300 pairs of prescription glasses to children and young adults…and changed their lives.
  • In collaboration with Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention, your gifts meant over 200 women were screened for breast cancer, many for the first time in their life.
  • And so much more!

During our initial exposure to these incredible people, we became aware of some significant problems with their traditional diet, nutrition literacy, and food security. Working with one of the schools in Berlín, Colombia, LAUGHH began our first garden partnership project. What started with six gardens grew to 60 gardens in the first year, then to over 400 gardens at school and 400 gardens at home in three years. You also delivered nutrition, cooking and exercise programs to the school, and the teachers ran with it. These programs have been embraced by the community and have inspired these children to improve their lifestyle and the lifestyle of their families. After seeing the success of these programs, the government from Santander, Colombia has asked to partner with us and take this same program to communities being revitalized in rural areas.

LAUGHH is entering a new chapter in partnership with Kansas University Medical Center in bringing this same program to schools in underserved populations in Kansas City, Kansas. Stay tuned for more exciting news and opportunities to be a part of it!

Thank you for Planting a Seed with your donation . . . and making a difference!

Giving Tuesday is coming up!

On this Giving Tuesday, we know you can’t give to EVERY cause.  What we are doing is making a difference and is a model for so many missions to increase their SUSTAINABILITY!

We hope you will consider giving some of your charitable dollars to LAUGHH Foundation and help us spread the ripple effect of our health improvement campaign!

You can help by mailing your tax-deductible donation to:

LAUGHH
720 4th Street
Weston, MO 64098

or by making a one-time or a recurring donation through our PayPal account.  Consider becoming a LAUGHH Member donor by subscribing for monthly donations today! Find more information and links to donate at http://laughh.org/donate/.  Thank you for your support of LAUGHH and our missions!

Thank you to all our generous donors!

Thank you to all our donors who are making a difference!  The following companies and individuals contributed to our fundraiser and we are grateful!


 

 

 

 

 

Make a Difference!

Are You Making a Difference? YES YOU ARE!

Because of your very generous donations, LAUGHH celebrated our 4th Health and Wellness Mission in 2017 where we cared for more than 1500 patients and their families. And now it’s time to get ready for our 5th mission trip!
Our Nutrition and Exercise Pilot has over 400 student gardens and almost as many home gardens, and the students are creating and cooking great-tasting, healthy recipes from what they grow.  They have adopted a fabulous exercise program to help them get and stay fit! Our healthy living competition is in full swing and is receiving recognition among other schools because it is working.
Join us and hear more about the difference you are making!  You’ll be helping us get ready for our June 2018 Health and Wellness Mission in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
We are limited to 140 guests
so it is important that
you PRE-REGISTER as soon as possible

Make A Difference! LAUGHH Annual Barbeque and Fundraiser!
Register Now!

When

Saturday March 3, 2018

from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Where
Eventful at Locust Grove
 
25180 NW County Road JJ Weston, MO 64098
Driving and parking directions will come in your email confirmation.

Contact:
Francie Stoner
The LAUGHH Foundation
Agenda:
Saturday March 3, 2018
3:30 (Pre-Event) ­ VIP Ticket holders: Tour of McCormick’s
Holladay Distillery (Holladay
Distillery is across the
road from Eventful)
5pm ­Event opens! Silent Auction Opens ­(KU-OSU Basketball
game streaming!)
6pm ­ BBQ Dinner and Program
6:30 ­ Silent Auction Closes
7:00pm ­ Program ­ Special Live Music and MORE!  Special MC!
8:00pm ­ Live Auction
8:30pm ­ Auction Check out (Please give our team time to get things organized for your efficient checkout)
Make a special weekend out of this event and enjoy all that Weston has to offer.
Spend the night in one of our fabulous B&Bs or at the St. George Hotel ­

Dear francie,
It’s because of the support of people like you that we can make a difference!
 
Join us to celebrate our 4th Health and Wellness Mission to Bucaramanga, Colombia and help us get ready for our 5th.  For dinner you’ll enjoy Mike Lammers’ world class barbecue with all the ‘fixin’s’.  And for dessert you’ll delight in Weston Christian Church’s famous apple dumplings and Grandma’s cherry pie.  
Before the barbecue 
take time to enjoy 
Historic Weston 
Shop – Dine – Sip – Stay 

Registrations limited to the FIRST 140, 
   There will be a Silent Auction with some       REALLY fun things – And a Live                     Auction that includes:
  • Gourmet Dinner for 8 by Sudy Hurst, Linda Holbrook and Friends,
  • Week in a Luxury Cabo Resort 
  • Sporting KC Tickets for 4, including drink and dinner and some special swag
  • AND MORE!
If you can’t make it, you can still help by donating!  How about a wheelchair or maybe an award or grant for a student?
Click Register Now and
Select I can’t make it but still want to help!

Thank you! 
Your support will change lives!
Here’s to making a difference!

Our next medical mission to Colombia is June 21-30, 2018

Help us do it again!

We look forward to seeing you 
on March 3rd!
Thank you for Making A Difference!
  
Francie Stoner
The LAUGHH Foundation