Photo Essay | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

I posted a photo of the Kansas City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Monday. Now that I’ve edited the other 300, I wanted to share a few more to give you a sense of this fabulous event. Kansas City raised over $400,000 for the American Cancer Society this year!

My husband’s aunts have both unfortunately had to deal with breast cancer.
About 15,000 people participated in this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Gathering for warm-ups and a ceremony before the walk.
A couple of the enthusiastic walkers.
A very spirited Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participant.
People walk to fight breast cancer with the beautiful Kansas City skyline in the background.
About to cross the finish line!
A Making Strides Against Breast Cancer banner flies in front of Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

Day 237: One In Eight.

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.

A breast cancer survivor holds a pink rose at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast at Arrowhead Stadium.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

I helped take photos at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast on Aug. 26 in Kansas City. It was a great event – and based on the turnout, I know the American Cancer Society will have a great Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October! If you would like to get involved, visit www.makingstrideskansascity.org.

Uptown Theater

Registration tables

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