Solidarity Walk scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17 in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, MO (Oct.14, 2016) – Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City and the American Cancer Society will be kicking off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at Ilus Davis Park, north of City Hall between 9th and 11th Streets.
The walk will include Jackson County, KCATA and employees of the City of Kansas City. KCATA will have its pink-wrapped Breast Cancer Awareness bus onsite, along with vendors: Kendra Scott, Bandwagon Prints, Male Breast Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society, Truman Medical Centers, Black Healthcare Coalition, Palestine Senior Center and Samuel Rodgers. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer will receive 20% of the proceeds from each vendor.
Event speakers include:• Jackson County Legislator (2nd District At-Large) & Chairwoman Crystal Williams, a breast cancer survivor• Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr.• Community Manager of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Julie Michael
County Executive White will be presenting a proclamation to breast cancer survivor Lonnie Bush, a local fitness instructor who encourages and supports other women facing a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This event is the first in a series of Pink Ribbon Road Show events in October that have been organized to “Drive Breast Cancer to the Curb” by Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City and the American Cancer Society.
From October 17 – 22, special Pit Stop Events will be held throughout the Kansas City region featuring an array of specialty vendors, services and community partners who have joined together to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit event.