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Virtual For the Love of Books Breakfast

The 2021 Virtual For the Love of Books Breakfast presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union and United Healthcare will be held Thursday, February 11, at 8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m hosted by Fox 4's Shannon O'Brien.

We are so excited to announce that our featured children's book author, Coy Bowles, is a member of the three-time Grammy-Award-winning Zac Brown Band. He wrote "Behind The Little Red Door"featuring beautiful illustrations and lighthearted rhymes.

Other children's book authors that will be featured during the event is Lyndsay Archer "Fly, Doctor, Fly!", local children's book author Angela Kmeck "This Is Kansas City", and local children's book author Vladimir Sainte "Just Like A Hero".

For the first time ever, we will have a Silent Auction, Raffle Prizes and so much more! In lieu of tickets, we will be having exciting For the Love of Books Breakfast Bags to enhance your event experience at your home or place of work on available on January 20th. Silent Auction Items need to be picked up at the ROR-KC office January 12th or the following week.

Click here on January 20th, when our event website will be live!

Thank You to our 2021 Presenting Sponsors:

Event Sponsors

Kris Cappo



Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings

Pamela A. Madaus & William C. McLean III


The DeBruce Foundation


Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenneth Goertz

All About Books LLC

Baby & Child Associates

Teresa & Tom Walsh

KU Pediatrics

Regnier Family Foundation

Dr. Michele Kilo

David & Betty Lowe

Henry Schein Medical

Virtual Race To Read 5K

Saturday, April 24th at 8:00 a.m.

(or at your convenience)


March 15th or before:
Individual: $30
Team (3 people): $30 each

March 16th or after:
Individual: $35
Team (3 people): $30 each

Register for this race at the link below or fill out a registration form and send it to the Reach Out and Read Kansas City office.  
Registration Link and Form will be available soon.

Due to the virtual event, this race will not be timed, as in years past. It will include a T-shirt that can be picked up from the Reach Out and Read Kansas City office. Please call before arriving as our building is locked to the general public - 913-588-2793.

Mailing Address:
Reach Out and Read Kansas City office:
The University of Kansas Health System campus
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 1051
KC, KS 66160

Physical Address:
Support Services Building
2100 W. 36th Ave, KC, KS 66103

A BIG Thank You to our Race to Read Sponsors:

Vibrant Health Clinic

Books On Tap

Save the Date for Books On Tap 2021!

Wednesday, September 15th!

Our Virtual Books On Tap 2020 was a Success!

Giving Tuesday 2020: A HUGE Success!

Reach Out and Read Kansas City embraces #GivingTuesday, a global movement that encourages community support and giving back.

During our #GivingTuesday2020 campaign from November 15th-December 1st, because of generous supporters like you, we exceeded the $750 match offered by The Lee's Summit GFWC, with $3,940 raised!

Thank You for supporting ROR-KC, the only medically-based early childhood literacy program in KC. Your donation gives books and advice to children at 14 well-child visits from birth to age five.