17th Annual Treads & Threads
Friday, September 7, 2018

Join us as we express our gratitude

This year, our theme is gratitude: we are celebrating and thanking all of those involved in cancer care – especially our patients, their caregivers and our healthcare professionals. We also thank our dedicated Treads & Threads sponsors, vendors, restaurants and volunteers. Together, we continue to improve the lives of those touched by cancer.

Patron passes on sale now

Don't miss your chance to experience the 17th annual Treads & Threads, Friday, September 7 at Kansas Speedway! Individual patron passes are available now in limited number. Passes are in high demand, and this popular gala consistently sells out, so don't delay!

Sponsorship opportunities

Treads & Threads has become one of the region’s top charitable events and is consistently recognized as one of Kansas City's premier galas. If you’re a sponsor, you won’t want to miss the exclusive pre-party, which gives you the opportunity to mingle with other top corporate, business and civic leaders. Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to improving and expanding cancer care with a Treads & Threads sponsorship. Visit the sponsorships page to learn more.

A party with a purpose

Under the stars and inside the oval at Kansas Speedway, The University of Kansas Health System's Treads & Threads is an annual black-tie gala benefiting cancer patient care, drawing crowds of thousands of partygoers each September. The event experience includes incredible gourmet cuisine from many of the area's finest restaurants and dessert specialists, signature cocktails and specialty drinks, an exclusive concert by a headline entertainer, spectacular fireworks and a dance floor that's packed till midnight! 

Behind the fun and glamour, Treads & Threads is a party with a purpose. Since 2002, the gala has raised more than $11.5 million to expand and improve patient care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. As the region's only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, our consistently high-quality outcomes and patient care have earned us a growing national reputation, including being ranked the 25th best cancer program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.