Thank you to everyone who joined us at Illuminate!


Join the Carr family for Illuminate, a cocktail party benefitting CCVI, from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at The Monarch Cocktail Bar and Lounge in Kansas City, Mo.

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From Nicole Carr:

"Mac was born with optic nerve hypoplasia in both eyes. This means that the nerves that transmits what his eyes see to his brain did not develop all of the way. In his case, this caused him to be born blind. CCVI has been helping Mac and our family learn how to thrive in a sighted world since he was just 6 weeks old. We have been so positively impacted by their work, we decided we wanted to do something to give back."

This evening of generous giving will be emcee'd by Fox 4's Karli Ritter and include a blind wine pull, a silent auction, a live painting, and a donation station providing multiple avenues to generously give to CCVI.

The event is sold out. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist, send an email to

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