Inaugural 2015 Rock the Ribbon Benefit Concert to feature Heart

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Inaugural Rock the Ribbon Concert to feature Heart;
Benefit brings Rock & Roll Hall of Famers to KC

KANSAS CITY, MO – Leaders from the Kansas City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® announced Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Heart will headline the inaugural Rock the Ribbon Concert on December 4, 2015.

The evening, billed as a concert celebrating strength and survivorship, will be held at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland. Rock the Ribbon is Komen Kansas City’s newest signature event intended to raise critical funds to support the mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. The affiliate will celebrate their 22 anniversary of service in Kansas City this year.

“It’s the perfect way to celebrate with our breast cancer community,” said Tiffany Goddard Snyder, who, along with her husband Lance, will chair the winter fundraising event. “We’re thrilled to work with Susan G. Komen, The Midland team & Heart to make this a night to remember for everyone involved.”

“Today’s announcement is just the beginning of the official launch of the event,” said David Armstrong, Special Events Director for Susan G. Komen. “We’ve partnered with many sponsors (for the event) already and we’re seeing great interest in VIP floor seats as well. Over the coming weeks we’ll add contests and some special promotional opportunities as well as launch our online auction for numerous packages including a Heart-autographed guitar in the Fall,” he added. Sponsorship and event information can be found online at RockTheRibbonKC.org or by calling Armstrong at 816.842.0410.

Fans can purchase Premiere Sponsor Tables (including Heart Meet & Greet Packages) or VIP Floor Seats now at RockTheRibbonKC.org. Heart Fan Club members, The Midland & Susan G. Komen Pre-Sale will begin July 14 & 15. Tickets go on sale to the public 10 AM CDT July 17 at MidlandKC.com.

About Susan G. Komen® and the Komen Kansas City Affiliate

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $847 million in research and provided more than $1.8 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit Komen.org or call 1.877.GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/susangkomen & Twitter @SusanGKomen.

Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Rock the Ribbon & the Pink Promise Brunch the Kansas City Affiliate has invested more than $14 million in local community breast health programs in our 17-county service area and in research throughout the US with our national grants program. Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the Kansas City region. The remaining income (25%) goes to the Susan G. Komen Grants Program to fund research. For more information visit KomenKansasCity.org or join the conversation on Facebook at facebook.com/KomenKansasCity, Twitter at @KomenKansasCity, Instagram @KomenKC, or our BehindTheRibbon Blog.

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