Project Access event to celebrate milestone, kick off 20th anniversary

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Project Access plans to kick off a yearlong celebration as it nears its 20th anniversary in 2019.

Beginning the march toward that landmark will be an Oct. 26 function at the New York Life building downtown that will celebrate another major milestone: $200 million in donated care and services since Project Access started in 1999. That event will recognize and thank the many physicians, hospitals and other providers who worked with Project Access to provide care for uninsured Sedgwick County residents, many of whom are the working poor.

The event also will launch a yearlong fund-raising campaign “designed to help secure the next 20 years for Project Access,” said Shelley Duncan, executive director of Project Access. This campaign will culminate next August with an event that can only be described right now as “sky high and edgy.”

The Oct. 26 celebration will be part of the city’s Final Friday art crawl and will showcase artwork by physicians and patients. Proceeds from the sale of these artworks will benefit Project Access. Potential donors can contact Duncan at or 316-688-0600.