WHO: Menorah Medical Center and Blue Valley Southwest
WHAT: Baskets for Breast Cancer
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, before varsity boys basketball game
WHERE: Gymnasium, Blue Valley Southwest, 17600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kan.
WHY: Menorah Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System — Kansas City’s largest healthcare provider — is partnering with the Blue Valley Southwest Timberwolves in the first Baskets for Breast Cancer. The event will raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for the American Cancer Society. Basketball players have personally chosen cancer survivors that they know; those individuals will be recognized in a brief program at 7 p.m. prior to tip-off. A silent auction will take place in the school’s commons area during the game through the third quarter; winners will be announced during the game’s fourth quarter.
Midwest Cancer Care at Menorah Medical Center offers leading-edge cancer diagnosis and treatment to patients, including a medical-surgical inpatient oncology unit, medical oncology services, radiation therapy center, the Breast Center, the da Vinci® robot and some of the most advanced technology in the metro area. Menorah Medical Center is the only facility in the greater Kansas City area to offer CyberKnife®, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.
Fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, The Breast Center at Menorah offers an array of services including advanced imaging, testing and treatment of breast cancer, in addition to compassionate support. Conveniently located on the Menorah Medical Center Campus in the heart of Johnson County at 5721 W. 119th St., Building B, The Breast Center’s nurturing environment is staffed by some of the area’s most renowned breast cancer experts. This dedicated team works together to provide comprehensive, patient-centered breast care. For more information, visit menorahmedicalcenter.com