Johnson County
Cancer Foundation, LLC

Warrensburg Shows Greatness by Giving This is one of those times of year when Warrensburgers should feel extra proud of themselves and their community. This is a time when people can be seen helping others. Events of recent weeks have yielded… Teams got absolutely filthy by diving into mud but all emerged looking beautiful by raising funds for children at the Big Brothers and Big Sisters mud volleyball tournament. The Nathan’s Quest 5k Run-Walk included dousing participants in clouds of colored chalk dust while collecting money to help those with cancer and other childhood diseases. People ate, competed for desserts in a live auction and bid on an array of items to benefit the Warrensburg Senior Center nutrition program, with many desserts going for more than $100, not because the apples in those apple pies came from the Garden of Eden, but because community members who bid on desserts and other items had a firm grasp on the big picture – that the money served as a donation that would go to help the elderly, including home-bound people, get a decent meal. More people got together for Johnson County Cancer Foundation’s 5k walk, with the money collected from the effort going to Johnson Countians dealing the cancer-related expenses. Community members united to provide a fall festival for those who served this country and who now live at the Missouri Veterans Home-Warrensburg. The United Way provided dinner to scores of people, and free games with prizes, at Grover Park. These are a few examples of the many rummage sales, bake sales, runs, walks, and sometimes elaborate events designed by community members to raise money for the elderly, children, those with illnesses, those who are hungry, those in need of clothes and those in need of shelter; these are examples of community members turning out and cheerfully giving money to benefit friends, family and strangers; and taken together these are examples of what makes Warrensburg a great community in which to live.