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Treads & Threads: Friday, September 5

Prepare to Party

It’s time for another unforgettable evening under the stars and inside the oval at Kansas Speedway. This year’s Treads & Threads experience promises to be better than ever, with amazing surprises around every corner. You’ll party with your guests all night long – all while supporting cancer care for patients at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

  • Savor incredible cuisine from more than 20 of Kansas City’s finest restaurants, caterers and dessert specialists
  • Sway to the soulful sounds of Gavin DeGraw, the Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording star who’s established himself as a magnetic voice in popular music
  • Take a victory lap around the speedway’s fast track
  • Dance the night away to Emerald City Band of Dallas, back by popular demand

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 nearly $7.4 million to further expand and improve cancer care.


Proceeds from this year’s Treads & Threads will enhance access to genetic counseling, which is often crucial to determine the best clinical treatment options for patients. Improved counseling is also important in cancer prevention. Genetic counseling services are often not covered by insurance, but they are a vital part of a comprehensive cancer program.


In addition, proceeds will create new palliative care suites serving patients and their families with terminal or advanced-stage cancer. The spacious rooms include a sitting area, convertible furniture and a private bathroom. The University of Kansas Hospital is focused on delivering world-renowned experts and world-class care to patients, clinics and facilities throughout the region, allowing patients more personalized care even closer to home.