Sincere Thanks to All
Thank you to everyone who joined in the celebration this year! Mark your calendars now for 2016: Friday, September 9 at Kansas Speedway.
It's not too late to contribute! Donate online or contact Hospital Fund Development, 913-588-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
The Tradition of Treads & Threads
Behind the fun and glamour, Treads & Threads is a party with a purpose. The annual gala raises funds to provide more options – and more hope – for patients at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Since 2002, Treads & Threads sponsors, patrons and guests have contributed more than $9 million to further expand and improve cancer care.
This Year's Beneficiary
Proceeds from this year will support the Cambridge North Tower expansion. As demand for the highest level of care increases, The University of Kansas Hospital is frequently at full capacity, with overall growth expected to increase by 32 percent by 2019. To meet the needs of the most critically ill patients in our region, we’re building Cambridge North Tower on our main campus.
This 92-bed inpatient facility will house surgical oncology, neurology, neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat services. Proceeds from Treads & Threads are earmarked specifically for surgical oncology in the new building.
More patients with all types of cancer will benefit from the addition of state-of-the-art surgical suites, which facilitate the most innovative treatments and procedures.
Proceeds will also add nursing staff to expand and enhance the lung cancer program at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, helping diagnose those patients most at risk and coordinate their care.