Treads & Threads: Friday, September 11

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. You’ll party with your guests all night long – all while supporting cancer care for patients at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.

  • Enjoy the clever lyrics and upbeat melodies of Grammy-nominated Barenaked Ladies!
  • Take a victory lap around the speedway’s fast track.

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 $8 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.