Most every year I volunteer to take photos for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Kansas City. This is the second year I’ve had the honor of taking photos of the Kansas City Portraits of Hope – breast cancer survivors who share their stories and inspire others. Here are just a few of my favorite shots of these incredible individuals.
Last weekend I was an event photographer for the fabulous Making Strides Against Breast Cancer charity walk in Kansas City. It started out chilly , but it turned into a beautiful day. Best of all – the event raised over $322,000 for the American Cancer Society’s fight to end breast cancer! This year I walked the route with my camera, so I got to see some great views of the city flooded in pink.
This is the Broadway Bridge on the north side of downtown. I know the colored lights have been added this month to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month, but don’t you think they look more like Halloween lights?
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s breast cancer awareness month. Pink is everywhere. I was actually late to work the first day of October because they were installing pink lights on the Broadway Bridge downtown. I don’t mean to complain … awareness is important. By now I think everyone is aware; in my opinion prevention is key. If you’re a female 40 or older, get a yearly mammogram! Now on to the photo.
Did you know one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime? And one in three women, and one in two men will be diagnosed with some type of cancer. Yesterday morning was the 3rd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast in Kansas City. The American Cancer Society holds a huge breakfast for all of those interested in forming a team for the 5k Strides walk in October. If you’re passionate about breast cancer, you can get involved in this walk in Kansas City or in many other cities across the U.S. makingstrideskansascity.org.
Yesterday I helped out with a photography project for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Kansas City. One of my coworkers brought her adorable daughters to work for a mini photo shoot. I pray that my job at the American Cancer Society will eventually lead us to a world where these girls will never have to worry about cancer.
Lovely breakfast buffet
Emcees from Fox 4 News and Star 102.1
Christy, the wonderful event manager, showing off the T-shirts
An overall of the kick-off breakfast
Survivor receiving a pink rose
Team captain packets