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Virtual Books & Boutiques

Monday, Sept. 14
11:30 a.m.

Support the Mothers and Babies of Johnson County

Participate in this year’s first virtual Books & Boutiques. Gather online with friends for an afternoon of great conversation with Rebecca Alexander, national, best-selling author of “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found.”

Books & Boutiques will help provide enhancements to Saint Luke’s South Hospital Birth & Women’s Center, offering a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable environment for new moms, their little ones, and families.

How to participate in Books & Boutiques

  • Buy your ticket by choosing from several ticket levels, all of which include access to the live event. Ticket options include a signed copy of the book, a $25 gift card redeemable at a KC Originals participating restaurant, and group packages.
  • Pick up your signed book on Aug. 31 at Mission Farms. Register by Aug. 21 to guarantee book pick-up.
  • Log on to the event. Registered guests will receive an emailed link and access instructions prior to the event.

How to show support before and after Books & Boutiques

  • Support participating boutiques (full list of boutiques coming soon) that for one week, Sept. 11–Sept. 18, will donate a percentage of sales to Saint Luke’s South when you mention Books & Boutiques.

About the Boutiques

Make your shopping count. Enjoy shopping for the most fabulous fashions and home décor at amazing locally owned stores (full list of participating boutiques coming soon). Saint Luke’s South Hospital is proud to partner with local boutiques who have committed to donating a portion of their sales from Sept. 11–Sept. 18, when shoppers mention Books & Boutiques.

About the Author

Rebecca Alexander, the best-selling author of “Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found,” is a psychotherapist, extreme athlete, and disability advocate. Born with a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome type III, Rebecca has been losing both her sight and hearing since she was a teenager. Despite these difficulties, Rebecca refuses to lose her drive and zest for life, rising above every challenge she’s faced, including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. A role model for all ages, her memoir is in the early stages of being adapted into a film by Emily Blunt, Jon Krasinski, and Academy Award-nominated director and producer David O. Russell.

Support Books & Boutiques

Give moms and their babies a reason to smile. Your support on Sept. 14 will help provide improvements to the Saint Luke’s South Hospital Birth & Women's Center.

Books & Boutiques Committee

Stacey Cowan
Erica Gregory

Sarah Jones
Kristina Klug
Laurie Morrissey
Jane Preuss

Event Details

Monday, Sept. 14
11:30 a.m.

Join us online
(details will be sent via email to registrants)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your support as a Books & Boutiques sponsor will fund enhancements to Saint Luke’s South Hospital Birth & Women's Center.

Learn more about sponsor levels (PDF), then sign up to be a sponsor.

For more information, call 816-932-5612 or email