Komen Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure 2016
A sea of pink, a smattering of pink tutus, smiles and hugs, names of loved ones on tags on backs – these are a few of the images of Sunday’s Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure that stay with you. The parade of survivors with hundreds of women and men is humbling and inspiring.
The racers’ tags list the names of those for whom they race and each of those names has a story. Unique stories all, they remind us of why we do what we do.
The gathering of women and men who are committed to continuing the fight against breast cancer reminds us of the power of community. Community brings us hope, empowers us, reminds us that you can find help and give comfort to others even though your journey is uniquely yours.
We at Diagnostic Imaging Centers were proud to be this year’s Presenting Sponsor. We will work with Komen until that promise between sisters to end breast cancer forever is fulfilled. Until that time, we remain committed to our goal of getting 100% of women in the greater Kansas City area screened for breast cancer.
Towards that end, we have brought mobile mammography back to the Greater Kansas City community, including for the first time mobile 3D mammography capabilities. We will bring our mobile mammography coach to where women work, worship, gather and shop. We will partner with Komen to reach the uninsured and underserved women in our community to make sure they too have access to mammography.
An end to breast cancer is our common goal. Early detection is our next best defense against this disease that still robs too many of too much.
Together, Susan G. Komen of Greater Kansas City and Diagnostic Imaging Centers will continue the fight.
(Image credit: our very own neuroradiologist, Dr. Greg Reuter)