Thanks to sponsors and patrons, the 16th annual Treads & Threads, held September 8, 2017 at Kansas Speedway, raised $1.5 million to support cancer patient care. The black-tie gala has now raised more than $12 million over the past 16 years.
Event Chairs Tyler and Leigh Nottberg and Honorary Chairs Tom and Teresa Walsh guided an extraordinary steering committee that generated overwhelming sponsor support. This year’s event boasted a number of generous sponsors, led by Presenting Sponsor VanTrust Real Estate LLC and Entertainment Sponsor Landers' Visions.
Party with a purpose
Funds from this year’s event support oncology services at Cambridge North Tower on The University of Kansas Hospital’s main campus. The 124-bed facility will house medical oncology, surgical oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, and ear, nose and throat services.
Funds raised also help support personalized medicine for the cancer program, which involves tailoring patients’ treatments at the cellular level and then studying the individual’s cancer cells to determine which therapy is most likely to destroy those cells.
It's not too late to contribute!
Donate online or contact Fund Development, 913-588-2800, for more information.
Relive the fun
Experience the joy of the evening all over again by checking out the photo gallery!
And a special thanks to all!
Thank you to everyone who sponsored, attended and volunteered. Your support of The University of Kansas Health System's 16th annual gala makes a real difference in the lives of patients.