Virtual Pink Power Luncheon to feature four-time cancer survivor and entrepreneur Oct. 23
MANHATTAN — The 11th annual Pink Power Luncheon for breast cancer awareness, co-sponsored by Kansas State University's Johnson Cancer Research Center and Susan G. Komen Kansas and Western Missouri, will be presented via Zoom at noon Friday, Oct. 23. The public is invited to this free event. A Zoom account is not required, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Although this year's Pink Power Luncheon cannot include an in-person gathering for lunch because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will still offer an inspirational keynote speaker, breast health and cancer information, an opportunity for pink camaraderie and prizes.
The keynote speaker will be Liz Benditt, a four-time cancer survivor, the president of Balm Box and a lecturer for the University of Kansas School of Business. Benditt, who was recently named a Komen Kansas and Western Missouri Woman of Action, will share her inspirational story of going from cancer patient to "cancer-preneur." Her story demonstrates that the finish line does not have to be the end of the journey; it can represent a new beginning.
Register at cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/pinkpowerluncheon.html or by contacting the Johnson Cancer Research Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6705. Registrants will be emailed an invitation with link to join the Zoom event. A Zoom account is not required. Registration is requested by Oct. 22, but will be accepted until 11:55 a.m. on the event day.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, supports and advances cancer research and education at the university, and informs the public about cancer and research. Information is available by visiting cancer.k-state.edu or calling 785-532-6705.
Susan G. Komen works to save lives by meeting the most critical community needs and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Information about Komen is at ww5.komen.org/.