Pink Ribbon Road Show
Monday, October 7, 2019
It’s October, which means it’s time once again for the Pink Ribbon Road Show to raise awareness for breast cancer. Jackson County associates, elected officials, community partners and breast cancer survivors gathered to recognize and honor the occasion and to take part in a Solidarity Walk. The Jackson County Legislators in attendance were 2019 Chair Theresa Galvin (6th District), Crystal Williams (2nd District-at-Large), Ron Finley (2nd District), and Jalen Anderson (1st District-at-Large). Participants were able to sign messages of support on the Pink Road Show banner for $1, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society of Kansas City. Jackson County is also sponsoring Jeans Day Fridays fundraisers throughout October for the cause.
Breast cancer survivor Paula Joyce shared her story and inspiration with the crowd. “Through the walks like these, we are all given hope and a chance to live. Thanks to the work of the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I am approaching my seventh year of being breast cancer free. While we are making great strides against this disease, one new diagnosis is still one too many. But with your continued support, we can make a difference.”
Richard Sandoval, Director of Imaging Services at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood noted that “Early detection is the key. Three quarters of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have no history, they are not high risk…Breast cancer has to start somewhere. We urge you, if you don’t have your mammogram done with Truman, have it done somewhere.”
Jackson County Second District-at-Large Legislator Crystal Williams greeted the group with “It’s actually a beautiful day to be alive, is it not?” Crystal is also a breast cancer survivor and related her experience with the disease. “My story is a testament to early detection. I went for my annual mammogram, I paid extra for a 3D image, which not everybody gets to do, and that’s how it was found…I will be four years cancer free next April 1st. Everyone here, every year at Jackson County works hard to make this successful, and to raise awareness, not only within our own universe but across the street and throughout our community about breast cancer.”
Ashton Wells with American Cancer Society of Kansas City received the proclamation introduced by Jackson County Second District Legislator Ron Finley and sponsored by the Jackson County Legislature as a whole. The proclamation recognizes October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the efforts of the American Cancer Society in educating the citizens of Jackson County about the warning signs, treatments, and impact of breast cancer on patients and their families.
The participants proceeded to the Solidarity Walk, carrying the signed Pink Ribbon Road Show banner around the Jackson County Courthouse and past the pink ribbon flags adorning the courthouse lawn. The walk ended at the Mobile Mammography bus in front of the courthouse, where Jackson County associates and their spouses were receiving regular or 3D mammograms all day.
Monday, October 7 - 11:00 a.m.
Jackson County Kickoff and Mobile Mammogram Bus
Jackson County Courthouse
Monday, October 14 - 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mobile Mammogram Bus
Wednesday, October 16 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Medical Imaging Eastland
19000 E. Eastland Center Ct., Suite 100, Independence MO
Saturday, October 19 - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
UH Hospital Hill
2101 Charlotte, Kansas City MO
Saturday, October 26 - 9:00 a.m.
Making Strides of Kansas City
Crown Center, 2405 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City MO
Mobile Mammogram Bus
To schedule an appointment with the Mobile Mammogram Bus for October 7 at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City or October 14 at the Historic Truman Courthouse call 816-444-9989. Walk-ins will be accommodated. Please bring your insurance card.
- When scheduling your mammogram, tell the scheduler that the appointment is on the mobile coach for the date listed above.
- Women 35-39 years of age are eligible for a screening baseline mammogram. they should check with their insurance provider prior to the screening for plan eligibility and coverage.
- Women 40 years or older do not need an order.
- Your most recent screening mammogram should be 12 months or more prior to the current mammogram for insurance cover reasons.
- Please complete the Breast Imaging Form and, if you have had prior mammograms outside DIC, the medical Records Release Form, then provide them at the time of your appointment. You will also need your insurance card. 3D screening is now covered by Kansas and Missouri-based insurance policies. If your plan is outside of these two states, call for coverage.
Visit www.dic-KC.com for more info.