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Blue Moose brings light to the darkness of cancer with its fall fundraising campaign; gives guests the chance to win a $500 gift card

Paper lanterns sold at the Manhattan restaurant between Oct. 15-28 will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s as part of its Light The Night campaign

MANHATTAN, Kan. (Oct. 4, 2018) – Blue Moose, through its ownership’s Hopps Helps charitable giving arm, is raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter as part of the nonprofit’s Light The Night campaign that works to bring light to the darkness of cancer. A portion of sales from the paper lanterns will also be allocated to the Hopps Help general fund that supports local causes throughout the year. From Oct. 15-28, guests at Blue Moose, located at 100 Manhattan Town Center, can purchase paper lanterns for $1 each and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter, its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Of the guests who purchase paper lanterns at any of KC Hopps’ restaurants between Oct. 15-28, one random winner will be announced in November for a $500 KC Hopps gift card.


The Hopps Help spring campaign that sold $1 paper baseballs, raised $13,500 that was spread out across three organizations – Ainsley Takes On PKU Support & Research, Folds of Honor and Hopps Helps.

About Blue Moose

For more than 15 years, the Blue Moose brand has endeavored to be the finest upscale-casual restaurant in the neighborhood. We remain dedicated to providing a friendly staff who serves hand-crafted cocktails and delicious fare from our scratch menus. We take pride in providing an atmosphere where our guests feel comfortable, worry-free and at home when visiting. Blue Moose is managed by KC Hopps, Ltd., and is owned by a group of local investors. The KC Hopps restaurant management group opened its first location in 1993 in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City. It now owns and operates multiple establishments across eastern Kansas and western Missouri that combine great atmosphere, friendly service and made-from-scratch menus. Other KC Hopps restaurants and concepts include Barley's Kitchen + Tap, O'Dowd's Gastrobar, Stroud's, Relish Catering, Classic Catering and the Moose Truck, a food truck serving Blue Moose favorites. For more information, visit 


About Hopps Helps

Hopps Helps provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City region. Through the support of the KC Hopps restaurants, partners and communities, Hopps Helps meaningful financial assistance to local charitable organizations. Hopps Helps is a fund under the Greater Kansas City Foundation and overseen by an advisory board. For more information, visit

About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit