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, Oct. 25, they will serve as hosts of a “Pink and Red and White” candlelight vigil walk at 6:30 p.m. at the 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 be gift baskets, hats, scarves, 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 prostate cancer. For more information, contact Ivey Brown, bus driver, 913-832-6753.
- Story from Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools