Research, health care advocate Peggy Johnson guest speaker at Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness Oct. 11
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
MANHATTAN – The eighth annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave., Manhattan. The public is invited to this free event, but reservations are required.
The Pink Power Luncheon is sponsored by Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center and the Kansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Lunch is provided along with a guest presentation, information about breast health and health care resources, a souvenir item and door prizes.
The guest speaker will be Peggy Johnson, a breast cancer survivor and the executive director and chief operating officer of the Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation. Johnson will present "Research and Breast Cancer Survivorship."
Johnson is a well-known breast cancer research and health care advocate in Kansas and nationally. She has served on Komen's national board of directors and currently serves on the Kansas affiliate's board of directors. She also is a member of the steering committee for Komen's Advocates in Science program, reviewing research applications and working with the research community to further meaningful breast cancer research. Johnson has testified before congressional committees about funding for research and access to health care.
Advance registration for the Pink Power Luncheon is required by Wednesday, Oct. 4, and can be made by contacting Marcia Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6705. Early registration is suggested as the event fills up quickly.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University works to further the understanding of cancer by funding research and supporting higher education, training and public outreach. Information about the center is available at cancer.k-state.edu.
Susan G. Komen works to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in research breakthroughs to prevent and cure breast cancer. Information about Komen is at ww5.komen.org.