Pink Ribbon Road Show “Driving Breast Cancer to the Curb”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016
Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), City of Kansas City and the American Cancer Society kicked off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk at Ilus W. Davis Park in Kansas City on October 17, with over 75 participants to Drive Breast Cancer to the Curb.
Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. presented breast cancer survivor and local business owner Lonnie Bush with a proclamation for her charity and support of those needing assistance with their cancer treatments. Lonnie is a local fitness instructor who dedicates her time to help cancer patients who are experiencing the same struggles she faced during her treatment.
The walk was the first stop of the Pink Ribbon Road Show. The Pink Ribbon Show is a collaboration between Jackson County, KCATA, the American Cancer Society and several local vendors. A specially designed pink-wrapped bus, created by Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, will hit the streets October 17-22 for special Pit Stop Events throughout the Kansas City region. The Pit Stop Events will host an array of specialty vendors, services and community partners who have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Lonnie stated; “It’s great that so many local partners are coming together to bring awareness to early detection. Early detection saved my life and it’s vital in this fight to end breast cancer.”
Monday, October 17 - 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge 1120 Pennsylvania Avenue, KC, MO
Wednesday, October 19 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The University of Kansas Hospital - Westwood Campus 2650 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS
Wednesday October 19 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Town Center Crossing SE Corner of 199th St. & Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS
Saturday, October 22 Registrations: 7:30 a.m. – Walk: 9:00 a.m. American Cancer Society- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Crown Center 2405 Grand Boulevard, KC, MO