Bus Drivers, Aides Plan Vigil to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer in Men

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Tammy Dodderidge, Communications Manager, (913) 279-2225 or Ivey Brown, Bus Driver, (913) 832-6753

Staff in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools' Transportation Department are planning a special event in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Their focus this year is men. Approximately one percent of all breast cancer cases occur in men. The theme is "Staying Alive."

On Friday, October 25, they will host a "Pink and Red and White" candlelight vigil walk at 6:30 p.m. at the F.L. Schlagle High School track. Pink represents breast cancer in women, red signifies cancer in men and white signifies the loss of a loved one.

Staff and community members are invited to come out and walk the track. Candles in memory of loved ones will be sold for $1. There also will several raffles going on for gift baskets, hats, scarfs, key chains and more. The goal is to raise $500 to donate to two local organizations that are committed serving men with breast cancer and men with prostrate cancer.

For more information, contact Ivey Brown, bus driver, (913) 832-6753.

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242