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13th Annual Treads and Threads

It's our lucky #13!

Mark your calendar now for the 13th annual Treads & Threads gala at Kansas Speedway. It’s the Treads & Threads experience you’ve come to expect: headline entertainment by Gavin DeGraw, top restaurant fare and dancing the night away under the stars and inside the oval.

Our story

Behind all the glamour and fun, Treads & Threads is a party with a purpose. Since 2002, the event has raised more than $7 million to provide more options — and more hope — to patients at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

2014 proceeds will support personalized treatment and expanded services

Proceeds will enhance access to genetic counseling, which is often crucial to determine the best clinical treatment options for patients and is an important part of cancer prevention. Genetic counseling services are often not covered by insurance, but they are a vital part of a comprehensive cancer program.

Funds will also enhance specialized services for people with lymphedema, a common condition many cancer patients develop. In addition, proceeds will create new palliative care suites serving patients and families with terminal or advanced-stage cancer. The spacious rooms include sitting area, convertible furniture and a private bathroom. The University of Kansas Hospital is focused on actively 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.

Event chairs: Russ and Debby Welsh

Honorary chairs: The Allen J. and Gloria Block Family Foundation, Kenneth and Lisa Block

Emcee, cancer survivor: John Holt

Become a Treads & Threads sponsor

Show your support for improving the health and well-being of our community. To learn more, call 913-588-2800 or email us.