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Press Releases

The Gift of Safety
Kansas City Young Matron’s Magic of Giving in support of The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation
December 2, 2010

Swing for a Cause, a Mercedes, a Trip to the Masters!
LAMAR’S 3rd Annual Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Golf Classic
September 14, 2010

Kansas City Young Matrons Host T.A.K.E. Defense Sand Volleyball Tournament
June 9, 2010

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FREE T.A.K.E. DEFENSE CLASSES AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM
First of Two Classes Set for Saturday, May 1
April 26, 2010

T.A.K.E. Defense Training in Waldo
February 11, 2010

Media Alert **PRESS CONFERENCE** Media Alert — Press Conference at Ali’s Runway
January 17, 2010

America's Largest Prom Show
Sixth Annual Ali's Runway Prom Show and Self-Defense Training
January 8, 2010

Swing for a Cause!
LAMAR'S 2nd Annual Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Golf Classic
May 22, 2009

Online Registration Open for Free T.A.K.E. Defense Classes at Kauffman Stadium
First of Two Classes set for May 2, 2009
April 6, 2009

Fighting Like a Girl Wins High Honor!
The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Recognized with Presidential Citation Award
February 11, 2009

The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Expands Boards to Support Growth
Two New Board Members Off to a Running Start
February 11, 2009

America's Largest Prom Show
Fifth Annual Ali's Runway Prom Show and Self-Defense Training
January 10, 2009

Women Artisans and Retailers Join in Fundraising Event
8th Annual “Artisans & Angels” to Benefit T.A.K.E. (The Ali Kemp Educational) Foundation
February 7, 2008

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Featured on 20/20
10/28/2005


Featured on A Current Affair
10/6/2005

Articles

Featured on KC Community News:

TAKE program offers proactive step toward safety
March 7, 2007
By: Carrie Alexander

Although child abductions have been on a steady decline since 1996, in 2005 there were more than 9,000 new cases of child abduction in the state, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

But parents and kids alike can be proactive and help prevent future child abductions. Learning to fight back is another alternative.

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Featured on Kansas City infoZine:

Self Defense Program by the Ali Kemp Educational (t.a.k.e.) Foundation
January 22, 2007

A program which represents a living legacy in honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a residential subdivision pool in the summer of 2002, is being offered at Johnson County Community College in early February.

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Featured on America's Most Wanted:

Remembering Ali Kemp And Saving Other Lives
December 11, 2006

In June 2002, 19-year-old Ali Kemp was brutally murdered while working at her neighborhood pool in Leawood, Kan. Tragically, it was her own father, Roger Kemp, who found her body that same day, beaten and hidden under a tarp in the pump room.

Roger put his grief to work when he posted the suspect's face on a billboard that played an instrumental role in catching his daughter's killer. After that victory, he teamed up with an advertising firm to post the faces of other wanted criminals on billboards. Since then, seven suspects in the area have been apprehended based on tips created by the billboards.

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Featured on hillel.org:

At KU, Jewish Women TAKE Action
October 9, 2006
By Melanie Kantor

Over 50 women learned basic self-defense techniques that could save their lives at TAKE the Hill, a program sponsored by Hillel at the University of Kansas on September 27. The program was co-sponsored by KU's Sigma Delta Tau chapter and the KU Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.

TAKE the Hill was run by The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation (TAKE), an organization founded in response to the 2002 rape and murder of Ali Kemp, a Kansas State University student. The organization promotes self-defense and safety awareness programs and provides an online listing of self-defense courses for women across the country.

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Featured on Kansas City infoZine:

Self Defense Program by the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation
September 25, 2006

Johnson County, Kan. - infoZine - A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered at a Shawnee location in early October.

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