Most of you know my platform for Mrs. Kansas is skin cancer prevention and awareness. I am excited to share that I am helping organize a 5k run/walk here in Kansas City that is called Miles Against Melanoma KC. We have a date set for May 28, 2011 at Grounds Park in Blue Springs, Missouri. We are donating proceeds to the Kansas City Cancer Center. Our goal is to educate people in the community about melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. We also want to make people aware of the dangers of tanning beds and showcase some local companies who provide custom spray tanning services. We are currently searching for corporate and individual sponsors. We will honor survivors and angels at our event with signs donated by sponsors. Each sign will also include facts about skin cancer and prevention tips. I am working with a family who recently lost their loved one (a mother, daughter and best friend) to melanoma in 2010. It is fabulous to see what God can use for His glory! Her story will be a wake up call to other young women, a beautiful remembrance of her life, and a celebration of her courageous battle with melanoma.
Please visit our Facebook page or our web page at www.milesagainstmelanoma5k.com. If you are interested in volunteering at our race, participating in the walk or run, or sponsoring us in any amount, please contact me!