Bacon Fest KC

Lexie Humphrey Special Events Coordinator Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) Direct: 816-751-7781 Lexie.humphrey@rehabkc.org

Melissa Saubers Media Coordinator 816-935-6031 msaubers@gmail.com

Bacon Fest: Good Time, Great Cause This bacon festivity benefits the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO (August 23, 2014) - While there are other bacon festivals across the country, Bacon Fest: The Other Fundraiser brings unique appeal to Kansas City. Bacon Fest raises funds to support medical rehabilitation, employment placement, and disability services for the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC), so attendees can feel good about the plate-full of delicious food samples they eat. The next appealing aspect strikes at the center of everyone’s heart: bacon. For the sixth annual Bacon Fest, attendees will find a bacon foodie’s paradise. Last year, attendees embraced the quirky event filled with unique bacon-themed cuisine, local beer selections, and live music.

Bacon Fest will be held inside Union Station Kansas City on August 23 with more variety than ever! This year’s attractions include a bacon eating contest sponsored by Farmland Foods, and the Bacon Booth, a photo booth with props, courtesy of the KS Pork Association. Plus all the Amerisports Brew you can drink!

Who: The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) and presenting sponsor Ameristar Cares What: Bacon Fest: The Other Fundraiser benefiting RIKC When: Saturday, August 23, 2014. VIP event begins at 1:00pm.
Main Event will be from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Where: Union Station Kansas City 30 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Tickets go on sale July 1st and can be purchased through our website www.baconfestkc.com

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About The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) is the leading outpatient medical and vocational rehabilitation service provider in the Greater Kansas City area. Since 1947, RIKC continues to help children and adults with disabilities live more independent and enriching lives in the community. Voted #1 for Best Nonprofit Category in the 2012 Pitch’s “Best of Kansas City” issue, RIKC strives for and achieves excellent measurable outcomes and services that impact those who have experienced debilitating conditions such as stroke, brain injury, amputation, or developmental disability. Website: www.rehabkc.org

Specialties Medical Rehabilitation, Senior Services, Neuropsychology Services, Driving Evaluation & Training, Adaptive Technology Services, Employment Placement, and Industrial Subcontracting.

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