As a society we are waking up to the need to drive change for the better, balancing purpose and profitability, making money and meaning.
Conquer for Good is an initiative of Will & Grail that promotes awareness, education and connectivity, through talks and interaction with leaders working to build an ecosystem of social innovation and purpose-driven business.
CONQUER FOR GOOD:CONNECT
Join us for our monthly Connect events to hear stories from leaders and innovators driving organizations with purpose. Then stay for networking to engage with others working to Conquer for Good.
Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes
Tuesday, April 17 - 5:30 pm; Nonprofit Village - 31 W. 31st St., KCMO
After building a costume around a wheelchair of his 3-year-old son, Lon Davis saw the powerful impact it had. The costume changed his son's outlook - raising his self-esteem and his peers began to see him as just another kid with an incredible Halloween costume. Lon wanted to share that experience with other families. In 2015, Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costumes was formed as a non-profit designed to build Halloween costumes for kids in walkers and wheelchairs, free of charge. It continues to grow and expand its reach, adding mini-franchises to scale the number of children and families it can impact.
Hear Lon's story and how he's working to provide unique, custom costumes for children with special needs equipment.
Thursday, March 8
After losing her son and father to a hate crime murder in 2014, Mindy Corporon started the annual SevenDays event and Faith Always Wins Foundation to celebrate their memory. SevenDays is a challenge for young and old to embrace diversity across races, religions and cultures. Through three events, the annual challenge hopes to promote understanding and encourage kindness to make a ripple to change the world.
Hear Mindy's story and how she's working to promote interfaith dialogue by engaging all people to discover commonalities and overcome evil with acts of kindness.
Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer
Tuesday, December 12
Deliece Hofen was fighting stage 2 breast cancer at the same time her 3-year-old son Braden was undergoing treatment in his own battle with cancer. In this process, she saw the drastic discrepancy in funding for childhood cancer treatment research. So she founded Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer, a non-profit with the goal of increasing funding and awareness for childhood cancers so no child or family will ever have to hear the words “no known cure” again.
Hear Deliece’s story and learn how her organization is giving every child battling cancer a chance.