Top Reasons to Register for Race!

2017 Komen KC Race Top Reasons to Race

#5: Start or join a team through July 16 & save $5 on registration entry fees (Email for details)

#4: The Top 5 Team Captains who recruit and register the most members between now and July 16 will win one of five Garmin VivoFit 3 exercise trackers as a thank you for their hard work. More Team recruitment and fundraising contests are listed in the Team Captain Tool Kit at

#3: You have the opportunity to get a head start on Race fundraising! Fundraising saves lives. Our Top 100 Fundraisers (Top 50 individual and Top 50 Teams) are recognized as part of our Pink Honor Roll. Honor Roll members get special access to Komen KC events, parties, tickets, contests, etc.

#2: This year Race is #MoreThanPinkKC! In addition to moving Race to an afternoon / evening event we have upgraded our Kids for the Cure Zone with an inflatable playground, added vendors from the Food Truck Mafia, scheduled a post-Race concert featuring Funk Syndicate on the main stage, built a giant L-O-V-E wall to showcase photos of loved ones, partnered with U.S. Toy to provide more glow items for our post-Race celebration, increased fundraising and registration contests, and much more! Don’t miss out on all the fun!

#1 Most importantly, you save lives! Registering impacts someone’s life locally. We can’t do it without you!


Make your voice heard in DC!


Last week, the Senate released their long-anticipated health care reform legislation.  After an initial review of the bill, our concerns were confirmed as it maintains many of the same harmful provisions we opposed in the U.S. House of Representative’s American Health Care Act (AHCA).  We fear this bill will put affordable, quality health insurance out of reach for the women and men we represent.

A vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act could happen immediately after the July 4th recess.  Now is the time to call Senators and urge them to oppose this bill as it is currently written.

Here is what to do:

Call your Senate Offices, numbers are provided below, as soon as possible.  Once you reach a staff person or voicemail system, use the following talking points to tell your story:

  • Request that the Senator vote AGAINST the Better Care Reconciliation Act
  • Convey that this legislation would increase the number of uninsured, eliminate standard benefits for the insured and put Medicaid in jeopardy for millions – including the 2 million cancer patients and survivors   that currently depend on the program
  • NOW is the time for the Senate to work together to ensure essential patient protections are preserved
  • Tell the office that as a constituent and BREAST CANCER survivor/activist you feel strongly that access to QUALITY, AFFORDABLE health care is vital for women and men impacted by breast cancer

In Missouri:

Senator Claire McCaskill (202) 224-6154
Senator Roy Blunt (202) 224-5721

In Kansas:

Senator Pat Roberts (202) 224-4774
Senator Jerry Moran (202) 224-6521

Please let us know which offices you contact and any feedback you receive, email Maggie Swenson at

Be sure to sign up for additional Advocacy alerts from Susan G. Komen by clicking here.

Thank you very much for your prompt action!

Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City