Champions for Survivorship Virtual Breakfast
Fighting Through and Beyond Cancer
Thursday, October 22
8:00 a.m. CT
A FREE EVENT!
Join us for the 10th Annual Champions for Survivorship (Virtual) Breakfast!
Together we offer hope and help to thousands of people in our community facing the challenges that cancer brings to their lives!
Gather your friends, in-person or virtually to join us for a morning of sharing and caring! You will be glad you did!
We are looking forward to sharing the same great morning of inspiration and celebration together.
We hope to meet many new friends and have hundreds of our longtime friends and supporters join us as we raise awareness and much needed support for our vital programs and services.
Presenting Champion for Survivorship Sponsors
Richard and Annette Bloch Family Foundation
Gary Lezak, Chief Meteorologist
KSHB 41 Action News
Gary Lezak has been forecasting weather in Kansas City for over 28 years! He and his weather dogs are a Kansas City tradition! Gary has always been passionate about weather! He has received many awards during his career. He is all in for the sports teams in Kansas City! Gary is a 21 year cancer survivor and has shared his journey, offering hope and inspiration to many cancer survivors!
Actress, Author and Speaker
Dee Wallace is an internationally known actress, best known for her role as the mother in Steven Spielberg’s E.T.! She is also an author and sought after speaker. Her message of loving yourself has inspired thousands of people. Dee’s mother has been the longest serving executive director for Cancer Action, which was located in her garage while she was growing up!
Rachel Moore is a life-long Kansas Citian who grew up and still lives in Overland Park. She was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in March of 2019 at the age of 39. Since her diagnosis, she’s become passionate about educating others about colon cancer, especially in those of a younger age.
Rachel is wife to David and mother to Erin, Andrew and Emily and they are truly her reason for the fight! The Moore Family understands that a patient’s diagnosis affects more than just the patient themselves, it affects an entire family. The Moores have vowed to fight Rachel’s illness together through humor, positivity and reaching out to educate others. She and her husband own RPM Entertainment and have used their talents to help Cancer Action spread our mission and message to the community.
Molly Hammer is well-known for her beautiful voice and love of jazz music! She has extensive experience with bands and on the musical theater stage. Molly is a graduate of the Artist INC program and has also had the honor of singing the National Anthem for both the Royals and Chiefs. She has performed at many venues in our city and across the country, including the Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts. Molly was the critics’ choice for Jazz Singer of the Year by PITCH. “Molly doesn’t just own a song – she owns the room where she sings.”
Molly was first diagnosed in 2008 with breast cancer. Molly has been living with a recurrence of her cancer, and is an inspiration of how to LIVE each day to its fullest. Molly has shared her journey of living with metastatic breast cancer to hundreds of women. She is an advocate for more research and resources to help women who are fighting MBC. Molly has been a part of our celebrations since 2014. No Champions for Survivorship Breakfast is complete without Molly sharing her talent and beautiful voice.
Hope Beyond Cancer Partners
Doug and Melanie Simpson
University of Kansas Medical Center, Division of Medical Oncology
Gary and Mary Shafer
Kevin and Erika Sweeney