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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Jackson County to participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Jackson County, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), the City of Kansas City & the American Cancer Society will be kicking off the Pink Ribbon Road Show with a solidarity walk at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in front of the downtown courthouse.

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September 28, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County to participate in Pink Ribbon Road Show

Solidarity Walk steps off Monday, Oct. 2 in downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 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 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2, in front of the downtown Jackson County Courthouse on 12th Street.

The walk includes Jackson County, KCATA and employees of the City of Kansas City. Community members are also encouraged to wear their pink and join this fight for a cure.

KCATA will have its pink-wrapped Breast Cancer Awareness bus on site to tour and take photos. Participants can also 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.

Event speakers include:

  • · Frank White, Jr. – Jackson County Executive
  • · Crystal Williams – Jackson County Legislator & Breast Cancer Survivor
  • · Scott Wagner – Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem
  • · Julie Michael – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Community Manager

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, KCATA, the City of Kansas City and the American Cancer Society.

From October 2-13, 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. 28. 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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