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2022 Annual Report


Creating a Healthy Community. Together.



Look at all the pink! Thank you to everyone who went casual and pink on Oct. 26 for Blue Jeans for Bothwell! All proceeds benefited the foundation’s Cancer Services Fund, which provides a variety of support to patients, including Ensure protein drinks, gas gift cards and free mammograms.

Fourth Annual Wear Red for Women Happening Feb. 24

Wear Red 2023 | Free virtual tickets still available!

Due to overwhelming response, tickets for the fourth annual Wear Red for Women luncheon and auction are sold out! However, free tickets for online bidding and sponsorships for all or part of the $1,700 cost of an AED are still available.

This year’s featured speaker is Chef Liz Huff, owner of Catalpa restaurant in historic Arrow Rock, who will delight attendees with a heart-healthy cooking demonstration.

Liz Huff, owner/chef of Catalpa

For the second year in a row, a beautiful collection of custom-made silk scarves will be on the auction bill along with purses and other items for all budgets. This year, scarves were painted by committee members during three painting nights held in the historic Lamy’s Building.

Thank you to Vicki Weaver, Daum Museum curator of education, Don Luper, State Fair Community College art program coordinator and Josh Heimsoth, SFCC art instructor, for their guidance leading the groups on the way to creating beautiful wearable art. Weaver, Luper and Heimsoth joined in the fun and created scarves as well.

Proceeds from the annual luncheon and auction go toward achieving the goal of having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in every place people work, learn, play or pray in Pettis County. Since the event's inception in 2020, 47 AEDs have been placed in or committed to high-traffic locations throughout our community.

2023 Wear Red for Women Committee

  • Dianne Simon, Co-chair
  • Lori Wightman, Co-chair
  • Rhonda Ahern
  • Debra Andresen
  • Robin Balke
  • Allison Brosch
  • Nicole Cooke
  • Jessica Craig
  • Deidre Esquivel
  • Jenny Force
  • Candace Fowler
  • Dee Dee Gilmore
  • Lindsey Graham
  • Melissa Guffin
  • Megan Hartman
  • Trish Henson
  • Lisa Irwin
  • Tina Jennings
  • Dana Kelchner
  • Michele Laas
  • Tracy Mallard
  • Connie McLaughlin
  • Susan Mergen
  • Debbie Mitchell
  • Rhoda Moore
  • Dr. Lori Nolla
  • Dr. Meredith Norfleet
  • Terri Paul
  • Kim Perez
  • Erica Petersen
  • Hannah Sartin
  • Kara Sheeley
  • Jenn Simon
  • Chris Stewart
  • Vicki Weaver

To donate toward community AED placements, contact Lauren Thiel-Payne, executive director, at or call 660.829.7786.

The Wear Red for Women committee has been busy over the last few months gifting life-saving AEDS to area venues, businesses and organizations.

Smithton Sports Complex AED presentation
Smithton Sports Complex
Heckart Community Center AED presentation
Heckart Community Center
Lake Creek Methodist Church AED presentation
Lake Creek Methodist Church
The Pavilion AED presentation
The Pavilion
Pettis County Sheriff’s Department AED presentation
Pettis County Sheriff’s Department
State Fair Community College-Thompson Conference Center AED presentation
State Fair Community College-Thompson Conference Center

2023 LUB DUB Slated for April 29

Registration Opens Feb. 15

Since the LUB DUB began in 2008, the event has raised more than $262,575. All proceeds benefit the Camye Callis Gaspard Memorial Heart Fund that provides cardiac-related equipment and items to Bothwell Regional Health Center and to communities in Pettis and Benton counties.

Items that have been purchased include AEDs for Pettis and Benton counties, AEDs for Bothwell Medical Equipment, cardiac monitors for Bothwell Regional Health Center, XperSwing (used in the Cardiac Cath lab and allows an X-ray to take continual images as it rotates around the patient, cuts procedure times and the use of contrast (dye) by 20 percent and the exposure to radiation by half), and NuStep Machine (stationary bike used by cardiac rehab patients).

Learn more and register at

2023 Lub Dub Walk/Run logo