Under the stars and inside the oval at Kansas Speedway, The University of Kansas Hospital’s Treads & Threads is an annual black-tie gala benefiting cancer patient care. The Treads & Threads experience includes incredible cuisine from many of Kansas City’s finest restaurants and dessert specialists, signature cocktails and specialty drinks, an exclusive concert by a headline entertainer, spectacular fireworks and a dance floor that's packed 'til midnight! The consistently sold-out event draws thousands of party-goers each September.
Behind the fun and glamour, Treads & Threads is a party with a purpose. Since 2002, Treads & Threads sponsors, patrons and guests have contributed more than $10.5 million to further expand and improve cancer care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
The 15th annual Treads & Threads set an all-time record for attendance and proceeds raised. While the numbers are impressive, what matters most is the immeasurable impact your generosity has on cancer patients and their families in our community.
This year’s event benefits two important initiatives: our Breast Cancer Prevention Center, which helps identify and monitor high-risk patients, and our surgical oncology program in our Cambridge North Tower addition, where we will care for the most critically ill patients in our region.
Since 2002, Treads & Threads has raised more than $10.5 million to expand patients’ access to academic medicine, including clinical trials, new technology to detect cancers earlier, more genetic counseling and new patient care areas, as well as enhanced patient resources.
Your generosity has helped support our role as Kansas City’s premier academic medical center, where we bring together the brightest minds, latest research and new technology to offer innovative care to our patients.
As the region’s only National Cancer Institute designated program, we’re offering patients more opportunities to take part in clinical trials and new treatments. Our consistently high quality outcomes and patient care have earned us a growing national reputation, including being ranked the 25th best cancer program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. This high-quality care is why more than 52,000 cancer patients from Kansas, Missouri and beyond chose The University of Kansas Cancer Center last year.
As cancer rates continue to increase in our community, so does demand for our care. Your support makes new facilities, programs, technology and resources a reality. Your generosity is helping us ensure the very best cancer care is available here in Kansas City, so your neighbors, friends and loved ones never need to leave home for world-class care.
On behalf of our entire team, thank you for helping us make exceptional cancer care even better.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Relive the fun!
Experience the joy of the evening all over again by checking out the Photo Gallery (photos by Mark Lozano).
Save the date for the 16th annual Treads & Threads: Friday, September 8, 2017!