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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Solidarity Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness



Associates from Jackson County, RideKC, and the city of Kansas City joined community members for a Solidarity Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Monday in front of the Jackson County Courthouse.

Before the walk County Executive Frank White, Jr., welcomed the nearly 75 participants and breast cancer survivor Dr. Heather Marshall told her story of discovery, treatment and recovery.

“Our goal is to join forces and kick breast cancer to the curb. Breast cancer knows no bounds. It affects women, men, and people of all ages, races, religions and backgrounds,” White said. “Jackson County associates and I are proud to give our time effort and resources to raise awareness to find a cure for this disease. Today we celebrate those who won their battle against breast cancer. Stand strong for those who are still fighting and remember those we lost, but are forever in our hearts.”

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.

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

The month of October has historically been used to raise awareness for breast cancer. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has also launched an initiative to stand in solidarity with breast cancer survivors, and to highlight the second leading cause of death among women according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Jackson County Deputies will be wearing pink epaulettes all month long to raise awareness for breast cancer awareness month.

“We are proud to be a part of this national initiative to highlight such an important topic that affects thousands of lives each year,” said Sheriff Darryl Forté. “It’s important for residents of our community to know and see us give back. In addition, this disease has personally affected many of our deputies. We are honored to take part in bringing awareness to this matter.”

This 31-day PINK campaign will last all month long. The epaulettes were sold at $5.00 per pair. Profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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