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Kristin Chenoweth to Perform at Cabaret, Benefitting Rose Brooks Center
Event leadership and major sponsors also announced

Rose Brooks Center has announced that the entertainer for the 25th anniversary Cabaret event is Emmy and Tony Award winner, Kristin Chenoweth. The event will be held Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Sheraton Crown Center.

Kristin Chenoweth, widely known for her award-winning performance in the Broadway sensation Wicked, has had a tremendous career spanning stage, television and film. Most recently Kristin has appeared in Fox’s smash musical comedy, Glee.

Rose Brooks Center also announced its selection of Cabaret’s event leadership. Peter and Michelle deSilva have been named chairs of this signature fundraiser set to raise more than $500,000. Additionally, Nelson and Rachael Sabates will serve as honorary event chairs.

Peter deSilva is Chief Executive Officer of UMB Bank. He notes “This is an incredible event that is so important to ensuring we continue to fund the life-saving services of Rose Brooks Center,” deSilva said. “Three women are murdered each day as a result of domestic violence – a statistic that should make everyone take pause. Our community is fortunate to have a center of this caliber to ensure we offer assistance that is meaningful and life-changing.”

Nelson Sabates, MD, FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sabates Eye Centers, P.C, says “My wife and I are honored to be part of the 25th anniversary of Cabaret. It is more vital than ever Rose Brooks Center receives the funding it needs to continue providing care for women and children escaping abuse. By supporting Cabaret we are, quite simply, saving lives.”

DST Systems is the presenting sponsor of Cabaret. UMB Bank is a premier sponsor. Mark Clegg, Rose Brooks Center Board Member and anchor of KSHB Channel 41 News, will be the evening’s emcee.

Rose Brooks Center is a leader in domestic violence programs and services, supporting over 2,000 women and children each week and providing more than 57,000 safe nights annually to families escaping abusive homes.