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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Jackson County holds solidarity walk to kick off Pink Ribbon Road Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County, RideKC, the City of Kansas City, MO, Sage and the American Cancer Society will kick off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk on Monday, October 1.


Community members are encouraged to wear pink and join associates of Jackson County, RideKC and the City of Kansas City, MO. in the fight for a cure. Media are invited to attend.


What: Solidarity Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness


When: Monday, October 1 at 10 a.m.


Where: Front steps of Jackson County Courthouse

415 E. 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64106


Who: Frank White, Jr. – Jackson County Executive

Crystal Williams – Jackson County Legislator & Breast Cancer Survivor

Scott Wagner – Mayor Pro Tem, City of Kansas City, MO

Ashton Wells – American Cancer Society

Dr. Heather Marshall – Breast Cancer Survivor


Before the walk, participants can celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle by signing a solidarity banner for $1. The funds raised will support the American Cancer Society. A mobile mammography bus will also be available for Jackson County associates and their spouses to obtain a life-saving scan.


The solidarity walk 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, RideKC, the City of Kansas City, MO, Sage and the American Cancer Society.


From October 1-12, special Pit Stop Events will be held throughout the Kansas City region, leading up to the Making Strides of Kansas City Walk on Saturday, Oct. 27. Each stop features an array of specialty vendors, services and community partners who have joined together to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit event.


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