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Contact: Megan Schapaugh
Phone: 316-634-8812


For Immediate Release


Light Your Heart with Heartspring raises funds for children with special needs

WICHITA, KANSAS – Heartspring’s fifth-annual Light Your Heart with Heartspring gala raised $175,000 on Saturday, November 2, $27,000 more than the amount raised last year.

The fundraiser, which benefits the Heartspring Financial Assistance program, displayed a unique décor that referenced its Emerald City-inspired theme. This year’s presenting sponsor, Relevant Audio + Visual, provided the set design and multimedia production for the event.

 “This year’s Light Your Heart was our best one yet,” Megan Schapaugh, Heartspring’s special events coordinator, said. “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, guests, and volunteers, Heartspring will be able to provide financial assistance to many deserving families.”

The Heartspring Financial Assistance Program provides funds for free and reduced-fee services at Heartspring. Many children with special needs benefit from more than one type of therapy, multiple times per week. Not all insurance companies consistently cover the therapy costs creating difficulty for families to keep up financially.

Light Your Heart took place at the Wichita Marriott. During the event, guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, live music, live and silent auctions followed by dancing. Visit for more information about the event.


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