WANTED: Pink Promise Brunch Vendors for 05.10.2014 Event

Join us for a bit of Retail Therapy at The 2014 Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City Pink Promise Brunch at the Overland Park Convention Center

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Calling all vendors who can offer nearly 1,500 women something unique to purchase: We want you to apply to be a vendor for the 2014 Pink Promise Brunch! We only have room for 35 vendors in our “Retail Therapy” space so the competition is tight – Do you have what it takes to be showcased in front of a captive audience of professional shoppers and supporters of Komen Kansas City? Let us know and apply to be in our Retail Therapy space!

–      2014 PPB Vendor Packet – Revised
–      2014 PPB Vendor FAQ

All application forms are due no later than February 14, 2014 and should be emailed to Tiffani Kintchen (tkintchen@komenkansascity.org). If you have questions that are not answered on the Vendor FAQ page please contact Tiffani at 816.245.7351 or by email.

Not looking to be a sponsor this year? Be sure to join us as we celebrate Sisterhood, Remember the Promise on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

ADVOCACY ALERT: MISSOURI State Government needs to hear YOUR voice TODAY!

Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City, as a member of The Missouri Coalition for Cancer Treatment Access (MCCTA), is supporting state legislation that would ensure cancer patients in Missouri have equal access to  IV (intravenous) and oral chemotherapy.

Oral chemotherapies allow patients the ability to continue to work and contribute to the economy because they are self-administered, and often have fewer side effects. More than 25% of the 400 chemotherapy drugs currently in the development pipeline are oral therapies. However, IV treatments which are covered as a medical benefit require a flat co-payment while oral therapies are covered as a pharmacy benefit, patients can be charged up to 50%of the cost of the drug, which can mean hundreds or thousands out-of-pocket each month, even if the oral therapy is the only treatment available for their cancer.

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PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY – IT’S SIMPLE TO DO!

Legislation has been proposed in both the Missouri State Senate and the Missouri State House of Representatives to require health plans that cover cancer treatments to make the out-of- pocket expenses to patients equal – we need you to take action to ensure these bills move forward today.

Your voice is critical to ensure HB 1327/SB 663 or SB 668 become law this year. And the process starts with the proposed legislation being sent to the committees that will allow a fair public hearing. With only a handful of days until the bills are referred to committee, the time to act is NOW!

TWO WAYS YOU CAN HELP TODAY:

1) Please request that House Speaker, Representative Tim Jones, refer HB 1327 to the Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Healthcare. This committee, chaired by Representative Todd Richardson, heard the bill during the 2013 legislative session.

Representative Jones can be reached at tim.jones@house.mo.gov or at 573.751.0562.

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Dear Representative Jones,

As you are well aware, House Bill 1327, which would require oral therapy for cancer to be covered in a manner equal to that of IV treatment is currently waiting to be assigned to a committee. This issue is critical to cancer patients in Missouri. 

Please refer HB1327 to the Special Standing Committee on Emerging Issues in Healthcare.

Thank you,

(YOUR NAME)

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2) Please request that Senate President Pro Tem, Senator Dempsey, refer SB 663 and SB 668 to theSenate Small Business Insurance and Industry Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Rupp.

Senator Dempsey can be reached at tom.dempsey@senate.mo.gov or at 573.751.1141.

Dear Senator Dempsey,

As you are well aware, Senate Bills 663 and 668, which both require oral therapy for cancer to be covered in a manner equal to that of IV treatment are currently waiting to be assigned to a committee. This issue is critical to cancer patients in Missouri. 

Please refer these bills to the Senate Small Business Insurance and Industry Committee, chaired by Senator Scott Rupp.

Thank you,

(YOUR NAME)

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Thank you for your time supporting this most important effort,

Theresa Osenbaugh
Community Health Manager
Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City 

For more information on this process please feel free to contact me at
816.842.0410 (Office) 
or tosenbaugh@komenkansascity.org (email).