In honor of the 2011 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the Kansas City’s unique campaign to spread breast cancer awareness. In June this past summer, the Kansas City Cancer Center partnered with The University of Kansas Cancer Center to continue the Pink Fountains tradition. The University of Kansas Cancer Center is dying 12 fountains pink this year as a reminder of the impact breast cancer has had and continues to have on the great Kansas city area.
From now through October 10th, as we pass these pretty pink fountains, we will be saddened by the thought of the lives we’ve lost to breast cancer and the thought of the tremendous suffering of those currently struggling with the disease. But with the continued spread of awareness and advancement of cancer care, more and more patients are winning the fight against breast cancer. Hence, the fountains are also intended to evoke hope and motivation that one day our research efforts will result in finding a cure. If you would like to learn more about breast cancer or the Kansas City Cancer Center or take the KCCC Pledge, please visit pinkfountains.com.