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Champions for Survivorship Breakfast

Reflections, Challenges and Celebrations
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Thursday, October 17, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

”Support throughout the cancer journey” is more than just our tagline, it is our heartbeat. This year, Cancer Action celebrates 65 years of compassionate support to cancer survivors in our community. Our breakfast will be a time of reflection, celebration and a recognition that there are still challenges to be met.  The Champions for Survivorship Breakfast is a time to reflect and to honor the lives of many cancer survivors and support those impacted by cancer. It is an opportunity to introduce Cancer Action to new friends and to raise support for our vital programs and services. 

The breakfast is free, however there will be an opportunity to give a gift of support to Cancer Action. The morning will be filled with stories of survivorship, powerful music and videos that will surely inspire and challenge you – DON’T MISS IT!

To RSVP or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Karla Nichols at (913) 642-8885 or

Guest Speaker:  KSHB-TV 41's Cynthia Newsome


We are honored to have Cynthia Newsome, KSHB 41 Community Relationships Director, as our emcee and special guest for our Champions for Survivorship breakfast!  After 25 years behind the news desk at KSHB 41, Cynthia took on a new role in her career.  She is an award-winning journalist. In 2012, she was inducted into the  Silver Circle of the Mid-America National Association of  Television Arts and Sciences for Excellence in Broadcasting and Community Service.

Cynthia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, after months of treatment, she was free of cancer.  In 2019 her cancer returned.  She is currently being treated for metastatic breast cancer.  She has been public about her ongoing battle with cancer, helping countless others cope with their challenges.  She is grateful for the loving support and many prayers from her family and the community. 

Special Musical Guest:  Eboni Fondren

Eboni Fondren is one of the most highly sought after and premiere jazz vocalists in Kansas City! In addition to her own musical projects which  include Eboni and the Ivories, and being a member of the Lost Wax Band, Eboni collaborates with some of Kansas City's top musicians and can be heard swinging all over the local jazz scene.  


Her most recent accolades include being among the jazz singers at the NFL Draft Experience!  She has been featured on the cover of The Jam Magazine, performed for the groundbreaking of the new airport terminal at MCI.  She also sung the national anthem for the Women's National Gymnastics Championship and the NCAA Big 12 Tournaments. She recently did a tour in Paris with many performances in venues throughout the city.  She is currently working on a new album! We are thrilled to have her at our breakfast again this year!

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2024 Champions for Survivorship Breakfast Registration

2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Richard and Annette Bloch Family Foundation

Empowerment During Cancer Sponsors

Kevin Killilea Family Foundation

Eric Jacobson

6th Annual Online Auction
October 18— 27, 2024
Get ready to shop and place your bid!
There will be Something for Everyone!
Look for more information to come!

How Cancer Action Impacts Lives

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2023 Sponsors

Champion for Survivorship Sponsors

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Kevin and Erika


Richard and Annette Bloch Family Foundation 

Kevin Dunn and Bob Legler

Hope Beyond Cancer Partners

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University of Kansas Cancer Center, Medical Oncology

Empowerment During Cancer Sponsors 

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in honor of Michelle Slaggie

Doug & Melanie Simpson

Ruthie Russell

Caregiver Supporters

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