We have started unveiling the Spring 2013 Zombie walk t-shirts! With the help of Screen-tee Gallery we have opened an online shop. Order yours now and you can: have it
We have started unveiling the Spring 2013 Zombie walk t-shirts! With the help of Screen-tee Gallery we have opened an online shop. Order yours now and you can: have it shipped to you, pick it up at the shop (Westport area in Kansas City, MO), or wait until the walk (June 7th 2013) and pick it up there! We cannot wait to see you all!
…SO, In her honor, we are holding a T-Shirt Design Contest!!! The T-Shirt Design Contest 2013 will be in all categories! Holidays (St. Patrtick’s, Christmas, Easter, Etc…), Fall Walk (Plaza Themed), Spring Walk (Crossroads District Themed), or Blanketed. Designs must include the entire name “Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger” (“4″ or “for” can be used), and MUST include something about feeding the hungry and homeless in Kansas City. We can hardly wait to see your designs! We’d love to see anything that makes your shirt specific to the great city we live in and help feed, Kansas City! The top 5 Designs will be Sold in our Zombie Shop at ScreenTee Gallery and online at Screenteegallery.com.
So, how do you win this great honor? Whip up your best design and save it as a .jpg, .pdf, and a .psd. Post your .Jpg files to Facebook at facebook.com/KCZW4H on our timeline, and we will move the photo to the Photo Album named T-Shirt Contest 2013. Once they are posted share our page with your friends and ask them to vote for your shirt by Liking the page then liking your design.
Remember any shirt that does not meet the criteria above, contains vulgar or offensive language, is racist, sexist, or discriminates in any way will be disqualified and removed from the album, website, and Facebook page. We will announce the winners on April 26th 2013 and the top 5 shirt designs will go on sale May 1st 2013!!! This will be just in time for the Spring Walk on June 7th 2013!
Fine Print: All submitted designs become property of the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger (to be known as KCZW4H hereinafter) and the artists/submitter relinquishes any copyrights and/or trademarks they may hold on the submitted design. A design is “submitted” after it has been posted to KCZW4H’s Timeline. The artist/submitter has the right to remove their design or request the removal of their design at any time. All proceeds raised by the use any submitted designs will go to KCZW4H and will be used at their discretion. KCZW4H reserves the right to pull from the pool of designs that did not win by popular vote as “Staff Favorites” and use at their discretion at any time before, during, or after the contest.
KCZW4H does its best to operate as a not for profit, so you can count on us to use our funding wisely. There are many associated costs that go along with our walk and we want to continue to keep our dream of feeding the homeless and hungry alive.
Did you receive a sticker at the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
Need a sticker? (Pick up a sticker at Screen Tee Gallery in Westport at 4120 Pennsylvania)
We want to see where you put your sticker!
Stick your KCZOMBIEWALK.ORG sticker somewhere awesome for your chance to win a prize pack from the Kansas City Zombie Walk for hunger!
Add us on instagram @KCZW4H and make sure you tag us when you load your sticker picture.
We will be keeping this contest open for a while. We have many more stickers to give out! Contest ends May 31st and the winner will be announced June 8th.
The time is coming for Kansas City’s St. Patrick’s Parade and The Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger will be marching!
I NEED YOU!!! The parade is on March 17th at 11am. Our check in time will be 9:30am. I will be attending a parade meeting the week before getting the specific details on our meeting area. Accurate head count is crucial for this event, so please only submit names of people who are available to march. If you need to cancel your attendance in the parade, please contact me in advance to inform me, so I can take your name off the security checklist.
TO MARCH IN THE PARADE:
A non-perishable food donation of any size is required the day of the parade. We will have a float where we will put bags of food for donation, I would LOVE to fill up the float with food to donate! We will announce where the food will go at the Parade.
We need to have an Irish theme, which, for zombies, can be anything Irish. Show up in your best leprechaun zombie outfit! Or a fancy Irish Kilt! Or get a nice green speedo and paint your body green and bloody! Be creative, Be Irish, Be Green AND MOST IMPORTANTLY Be a Zombie! (please keep in mind this is a family event, any offensive costumes will be turned away).
The Parade has strict rules and safety guidelines. No throwing anything into the crowd. No alcohol. No stopping unless the parade line is stopped. Children need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Follow all instructions from Parade staff, security and police.
To get on the entry list for the parade, please email the following information to email@example.com (MAKE SURE your subject line reads ‘PARADE ENTRY’):
1) Full name of person representing your group
2) Total number of people in your group
3) Full name and age of all people in your group
4) Contact information (phone number and address)
I CAN’T WAIT TO MARCH WITH YOU!!!
Hello Zombie Walkers! I see you have successfully made it through the End of the World!
2013 has started and let me tell you, this year is going to be great!
First off, The Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger is going full on non-profit. I hope within the year, we will reach full tax-exempt status!
That being said, we are doing everything in our power to get us as much recognition as
The more people we reach out to (great zombie visual), the more people we can help.
One of the ways we want to get recognition is a Kansas City favorite, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!! It will be March 17th and our meet time will be 9:30am. The parade begins at 11am. Once I hear back from the Parade Commission, I will have more details on where we are to meet and entry requirements for security.
I NEED YOUR BODY! I can have up to 100 people march…er…shuffle along with us through the parade route. This parade will also meet our mission of helping people in need. To participate in the parade, we are asking for a non-perishable food donation of any size. The Parade requires that we have an Irish theme. So be creative (please, nothing offensive). Accurate head count is crucial for parade security, so we will be creating some sort of form for you to submit with a total number of people attending. A facebook event will not be created to keep headcounts accurate.
We will let you know when the entry form is posted!
Our first walk of 2013 will be June 7th! MARK YOUR CALANDERS! Details to come.
Our fall walk will be held October 12, 2012. MARK YOUR CALANDERS! Also~details to come.
Happy 2013 my friends!
Can’t wait to see your rotten faces!
Just a few, uh… thousand, or so, post-Walk words from your Zombie Queen.
I’ve had a few days to relax and take it all in. The pictures are pouring in, allowing me to see how amazing you all looked. The costumes were out of this world!
I want to start off my long list of ‘Thank You’s’ to my crew. Before I agreed to take this walk over, I knew I would not be able to do it alone. I called a few of my friends who are as ‘off the wall’ as I am when it comes to doing crazy adventure things. I had four very specific people in mind. And what a lucky girl I am. They all agreed to help me make this walk a success.
I will start with Bryant Scott. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for a better partner in this endeavor. You have gone above and beyond with getting this project set up. If I couldn’t handle it … you did it. The amount of work you took on was overwhelming and you did it without hesitation. I also feel like you can speak ‘Peige.’ There were times where the words coming out of my mouth were of some other nonexistent language. Your mad skills picked apart my rants and rolled with it. You talked sense into me when I had none. You created such a strong foundation for me to build on. Thank you, Bryant. I couldn’t ask for a better person at my side!
Bethanie Woods: You inspire me everyday that I know you. To the naked eye, people see you have such passion in the things you do and the life you live. In reality, this is Bethanie. The passion you have is 100% natural and part of your being. It’s like you don’t even have to try, it just pours out of your fingertips. I could not do this without your support. You encouraged me when I was down. You kept my head above water. And most importantly, you were always there when I needed answers. You never offered me an ‘I don’t know.’ Thank you, Bethanie. I couldn’t do it without your support.
Chad Ruddle: If you look in the dictionary for the word ‘genuine,’ you would see a picture of Chad. Most likely the picture would be of him in his Kevlar vest, bloody jacket and a bandana. Chad Ruddle, ‘what you see is what you get,’ and what I see is a person who will always have my back. Through ups and downs of life the friendship I share with Chad is unbreakable. You bring me up when I am down. You have always made me feel like I can do anything I set my mind to, so I strive to be the person you see. Through all of this you have provided me with a calming sense of success. I couldn’t do this without your ability to ease my mind.
Rikk Wolf: Never once have you turned away from one of my thousand million questions. The support, encouragement and knowledge you offered made my job that much easier. Knowing that I have such an amazing and talented human being at my side makes me jealous of myself for even knowing you. The passion you have for things that matter in this world is overwhelming. Your feet are firmly on the ground, and the words you offer should be etched in stone. You speak what is on your mind and the truth behind your words keep me moving forward. Thank you for your support, your words of encouragement, your talent and your friendship.
The Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger crew is probably the best bunch of people I could ask for. Hands down, my first walk was a success because of my crew!
Behind the scenes of any successful event, more than likely, you will find a mom! Karen Turner, who will forever be known as ‘Mombie’ in this KC Zombie Walk world, was at my side through it all. Like most moms, she knew when I was hungry and would show up with fried chicken to ease my mind — and my grumbling belly. She magically had change in her pocket when I had none. She was excited about every idea I could come up with and encouraged me to move forward with them. She picked up slack when I ran out of energy. She fed me Chinese food. (Apparently food makes me a better person … it’s like I’m an alcoholic, subbing alcohol for delicious food-stuffs … and she knows this better than most.) It’s like she could read my mind! I could be on my couch overwhelmed with the 87 projects I started and I would get a text, ‘Want Bo-Lings?’ UM, YES! HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS! Without Mombie, behind the scenes at the walk would be a total disaster. Thank you, Mom, I love you!
Jamie King: Gurl! You started a craze! The people in this city are so passionate towards a cause. These same people are even more passionate towards Halloween! What a great crowd you formed! You started something that this city loves. Without your dedication to the cause, this would not exist. You chose me to take over something very important to you, and I am honored to accept it. I won’t let you down!
Every human being on the planet has ‘a person.’ My person is Sonya Andrews. My person could care less about the popularity of zombies, the threat of a zombie apocalypse, — really, even just the Zed word. But I wanted to say thank you, Sonya, for always listening to me ramble on and on about a subject you could care less about. You always offered encouragement, excitement and support for all of my ideas. Thank you for your support, and I promise to give you a break from the zombie talk!!!
Wrangling several hundred people can be a challenge. This challenge seemed effortless due to the work of my security crew. What a crew! I honestly did not know what to expect when I set up the idea of Zombie Walk Security and Zombie Secret Service. Not one car was blocked from getting from one place to another. Not one intersection was overly crowded with walkers. Not one business was overrun with bloody people. Not one civilian was genuinely concerned for their safety or lives! Just thinking of my Security crew gives me goose bumps. Such great people. You all worked so hard and made my day very easy! I did not worry once about rules being broken or safety being compromised. Chad Ruddle, Jordan Johnson, Alex Pasayes, Adam Windsor, William McCullah, Kat McCullah, Sean Loux, Finn Geddis, Jason Geddis, Jesse Elliot, Dylan Thomas and the guy who’s business card I lost…dang it!: SERIOUSLY! BEST SECURITY CREW EVER! Not to mention, they all looked BAD A$$! When it comes down to the actual zombie apocalypse, I know to take them all out first! Because I want them on MY side!
To the people who volunteered their time! THANK YOU! Leah Bond, Richard Turner, Earline Beebe, Marcia Scott and to all the additional hands from people who just are awesome enough to step in to make this walk THAT MUCH BETTER! Thank you for helping make this walk a huge success!
The photographers are just outta-control amazing! Brad Trump, you have documented this event since the beginning! You are a key element to this event. I am happy to say ‘Oh, don’t worry, Brad will be there!’
P.S. Linden photography came in and took some amazingly EPIC pictures this go around! I want to thank Bethanie for finding this group of amazing talent! Thank you P. S. Linden for being part of my first walk. I hope to work with you again in the future!
To all of the walkers taking photos, this day and age definitely has its advantages! We can document our lives. Your photos offer up laughs, giggles and wonderful points of view for everyone else to enjoy. Thank you all for sharing your photos with us. It’s always great finding a candid picture of yourself!
One of the reasons I believe this walk was such an amazing creative spectacle is because of the prizes people could win. Walkers brought their A-game to win some of the coolest stuff from our local artists and businesses!
Lex Deville, Patrick Hart and Stacia Kelley are three local artists and business owners who went above and beyond! Not only did you donate such great gifts, but the support you showed me was overwhelming! Thank you from the bottom of my rotten heart for the support you showed me and this walk. You guys showed such interest in this cause, I hope to continue to work with you up to and beyond the actual zombie apocalypse!
Also, I want to extend a huge thank you to the people who supported us and donated to our prize giveaway, including Vintage Stock , Wicked Immaturity, Laura Pierce Francis, U.S. Toy and Allied-THA! Also, RevolveKC for helping us make the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Bicycle a HUGE SUCCESS!
Brandon Stanley with Worlds of Fun, YOU are a world of fun! I hope we can work together in the future! To your crew of amazing looking humans, you rule! I know so many people at Worlds of Fun who have supported this walk! Thank you all so much for being supportive of our cause.
Robin Kreus with Filling Station Coffee thank you for making us LESS zombie with your coffee. Some of us definitely came back to life after a cup-o-joe!
Shannon Wolf with Rock Candy Boutique, you provided us with a perfect gathering place. Somewhere warm where our rotting brains can come together and strategize! A last minute Zombie Headquarters, if you will!
Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, I am proud to say that your crew of robots make us look good! Thank you for all of your support and please, when I approach your theater, don’t take me out. I won’t bite you if you don’t head-shot me! Deal?!
Guardian Angels Catholic Church: You have been great to work with, even when I got bogged down and would forget to return calls! I hope we fed you well! It has been a pleasure working to bring you a little relief for the people you help. I hope this walk and all the people who participated did your pantry good!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, MY WALKERS!
Every single one of you blew my mind. Your creativity by itself is a sight! From first-time walkers, to the people who have been walking with this organization from the beginning, this would not be possible without you. You are the reason this walk exists. You are the reason the pictures are amazing. You are the reason local artists and businesses step forward to be part of this. You are the reason people come together to make this a success. You — yes, you — have provided me with the most amazing memories and stories a person could ask for. Never in my wildest dreams would I have a group of people as amazing as you. I am terrible at remembering names, but I promise you, I will never forget your rotting fleshy faces. I thanked a lot of people in this letter. But the most important of all is you. If you weren’t there, I wouldn’t have a crew, a cause, a walk. Without you, this would not be possible. I hope to have all my walkers at my side when the sh*t hits the fan! You are an amazing crowd. I thank you on behalf of myself, my crew and Guardian Angels for a successful event.
In conclusion, the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger is moving forward. We can only grow from here. I hope one day we will walk for fun and the need to help people in need won’t exist. But until the day comes when families can feed their children and every human has a roof over their head and food on the table, the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger will be there, feeding the people who live around us, in our very own neighborhoods, creating a community of people who look our for each other, creating a story for everyone who sees us. You all have become my family. Without even realizing it, every single one of you has entered the homes of families, the bellies of veterans and the hearts of children. Food creates comfort, health and happiness. The five items YOU brought will be utilized by people who do not have the ability to provide for themselves or their families for whatever reason. Every person that exists has a struggle, and thanks to you, these people can find their worries fade away for the moments they take with a plate of food.
Thank you everyone! You have done more than you can imagine for more people than you even dreamed.
your Zombie Queen.
A few last minute details for our rotten horde!
1. Most importantly, POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO THE KANSAS CITY MARATHON. Coming from the east side of KC may be a pain. take the HWYs around to S.W. TFWY to avoid road closures.
2. Parking in parking garage between w. 47th and w. 48th on Summit
3. Make sure to allow time for parking and other event traffic
4. This year’s walk is not at the J.C. Nichols fountain again. We have moved to an even better location that allows for safety, parking, and photo opportunities to be a priority! Bloch Cancer Survivors Park on the west side of the plaza.
Some other things to remember:
- Bring some cash for Blood Station, Raffle, and any additional donations you feel necessary.
- If you ordered a t-shirt by Oct 18th, you can pick it up at the walk Saturday.
- If you did not get your shirt ordered by Oct 18th, there is still time to order them. go HERE, and place your order, you can pick them up at screen tee gallery in Westport, KC, MO or have them shipped to you. we will have a place for you to order shirts at the walk too.
- Security and anyone interested in Zombie Secret Service (ZSS) should arrive at 12:00 noon.
We WILL have a raffle this year for an AWESOME Zombie Hunter’s Bike Equipped with all of your zombie hunting needs! Raffle Tickets are $1 for 1 Ticket, $5 for 6 Tickets, and $10 for 15 Tickets. Meet us at Rock Candy Boutique Friday night from 6-8:00 pm to preview the bike and meet the staff!
This year we have Prizes for the best of the best! There is no entry fee and nothing you have to do! Just show up and we will be on the lookout for YOU! Prizes are all donations from a some awesome artists and businesses around Kansas City!
- Adult 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- Children (aprox. 12 and under) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
- Scariest Zombie
- Funniest Zombie
The prizes include:
- Patrick Hart – Gruesome Skull Artwork
- Screen Tees Gallery – Gift tote bag with zombie coasters, zombie
pillow covers, zombie coffee mug and a voucher for a KCZW4H t-shirt made in your size.
- U.S. Toy – $50.00 gift certificate to their Costume Department.
- Lex Deville -SkulScream Lego Art
- Vintage Stock – 2 $25.00 gift cards
- Anonymous – How to Speak Zombie, $5 Subway gift card and goodie bag.
- Wicked Immaturity – Zombie Baby #1
- Laura Pierce Francis – Zombie Baby #2.
- Allied-THA – Silent Hill prize pack with 2 tickets to Silent Hill at
any AMC, 2 Silent Hill T-Shirts and a Silent Hill poster.
A basic review of the rules. View the rules in detail HERE for more information.
- NO ATTACKING BYSTANDERS
- NO WALKING OUT INTO THE STREET OR TRAFFIC
- ANY WEAPONS SHOULD BE OBVIOUSLY FAKE
- NO PART OF YOUR COSTUME SHOULD SQUIRT OR SPRAY ANY LIQUID
- NO PROFANITIES
- HAM IT UP!
- WALK LIKE A ZOMBIE
- STAY IN CHARACTER
- STAY ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
- NO DOGS
- HAVE FUN
This year’s route is super simple here is your Sneak Peak! Click on the map to see a larger view! We want to express our thanks to the Photographers of the group KC PhotoWalk for coming out to support us! See you along the route!
KCZW4H Fall 2012 T-shirts.
There have been few shirts for past walks. This is due mainly due to the high overhead cost of printing shirts. This Year we have teamed up with Screen Tee Gallery in Westport to create a custom ordering process. What does this mean? This means by visiting www.screenteegallery.com you can order your size. In addition you can order, not only a gender specific t-shirt, also a hoodie, a totebag, and a mug!
Order yours before 5pm Oct 18th, 2012 and you can pick it up at the walk on October 20th!
U.S. Toy in Kansas City has agreed to donate a $50 gift certificate to our prize bundle for the costume contest! We want to say thank you a million times over! This Certificate will be given to one lucky walker as a prize for their costume!
U.S. Toy’s Kansas City location is offering 15% off of Makeup and Effects-Contacts (i.e. – like our Queen wears above.) for Kansas City Zombie Walkers. Just mention that you saw this post on the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger (KCZW4H) website and you would like to receive your 15% off your make-up/contacts purchase!
The Worlds of Fun Zombieworld event was a huge success! With your help we already raised an entire truck bed full of food for our Fall 2012 Recipient Pantry, Guardian Angels! Thank-you so much! Below we have some user submitted photos along with some of our own from the event!
We want to extend a huge thank-you to Worlds Of Fun and to all the Zombies that came out to kick off the 2012 Haunt season at Worlds of fun! Your generosity has allowed us to help homeless and hungry Kansas Citians ALREADY! We look forward to seeing you at the Walk on Oct 20th 2012, at Cancer Survivors Park, Near the corner of 47th and Roanoke in Kansas City, MO!